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A/HRC/44/52: Combating violence against women journalists - Report of the Special Rapporteur on violence against women, its causes and consequences


06 May 2020

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Safety of journalists


In her report, the Special Rapporteur builds on the existing human rights standards  to offer a more holistic approach to addressing the specific challenges faced by women journalists, as well as their causes. The report also builds on the Special Rapporteur’s previous report to the Human Rights Council in 2018, on online violence against women (A/HRC/38/47). The current report seeks to lay the foundation for States to establish an appropriate human rights framework including through the development of policies or strategies to ensure the protection of women journalists. The Special Rapporteur provides recommendations to States and other stakeholders on how to tackle these issues. 

Issued By:

Special Rapporteur on violence against women and girls, its causes and consequences

Delivered To:

the Human Rights Council at its 44th session