Conclusion On Violence Against Women

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Violence against women is one of the paramount threats facing women in terms of equality and enjoyment of human rights. However, there is no clear treaty provision which expressly prohibits violence against women in any of the nine core human rights treaties. There is also no binding international treaty explicitly on this topic. The international system has been found deficient in major respects in relation to the protection of human rights concerning women. Violence against women is one of the most important hurdles to women’s enjoyment of human rights, specifically the right to be treated in equality and with dignity. Former Secretary General of the UN declared during the Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing in 1995, “The movement for gender equality the world over has been one of the defining developments of our time‘. He further elaborated that despite a lot of progress being made; there is a great deal of work left to be done.
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They have also been victims of horrible crimes committed during armed conflicts, such as rape or other forms of sexual violence. Sex specific abortions and infanticide have also contributed to almost sixty million girls and women being absent from Asian populations. More than 800,000 women, girls and children are being trafficked every year for the purposes of sexual abuse and slavery. In spite of the seriousness of this problem, the United Nations and its structure of international law have failed to take any serious strides to redress the issue. Due to this, UN human rights treaty bodies have tried to integrate violence against women as a significant issue by applying gendered understandings to prevailing

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