The Special Rapporteur on violence against women, its causes and consequences recently released a report to the UN Human Rights Council for 2016.
The United Nations Commission on Human Rights in resolution 1994/45, adopted on 4 March 1994, decided to appoint a Special Rapporteur on violence against women, including its causes and consequences. The mandate was extended by the Commission on Human Rights in 2003, at its 59th session in resolution 2003/45.
In the discharge of the mandate the Special Rapporteur transmits urgent appeals and communications to States regarding alleged cases of violence against women, undertakes country visits, and submits annual thematic reports.
To view the full 22-page report (English), click here.