Cooperation between global and regional women’s rights mechanisms

In her vision setting report from 2016 (A/HRC/32/42), the Special Rapporteur announced her intention to develop strong cooperation and synergies between independent UN and regional mechanisms on violence and discrimination against women. In this context, she is currently leading an initiative aimed to develop institutional links and thematic cooperation between mechanisms with a view to improving the implementation of the existing international legal and policy framework on violence against women. The initiative was formally launched with a consultation among seven international and regional mechanisms in the auspices of the 62nd Session of the Commission on the Status of Women on 12 March 2018, followed by a High Level Panel on 13 March 2018, with the participation of Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed and UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka.

- Meeting of the Platform of independent international and regional mechanisms on violence against women and women’s rights hosted by the Council of Europe in Strasbourg, 23 May 2019

- Meeting of the Platform of independent international and regional mechanisms on violence against women and women’s rights during the 63rd session of the Commission on the Status of Women

- Platform of independent international and regional mechanisms on violence against women and women’s rights 169th session of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, Boulder, Colorado, 2 October 2018

- Consultation between Global and Regional Mechanisms on Violence and Discrimination against Women, 62nd session of the Commission on the Status of Women, March 2018

- High Level Panel on Strengthening Cooperation between Global and Regional Independent Mechanisms dealing with Violence and Discrimination against Women, 62nd session of the Commission on the Status of Women, March 2018