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2024

Statement to the 56th session of the Human Rights Council
21 June 2024

Recording of the side event on the margins of the 56th session of the Human Rights Council commemorating the 30th anniversary of the mandate
20 June 2024

Statement by SR VAWG on the definition of 'woman' in the CEDAW Convention
4 April 2024

Statement to the 68th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women
11 March 2024

Response by SR VAWG to WHO call for inputs on proposed guidelines on the health of trans and gender diverse people
4 January 2024

2023

Joint statement by current and former Special Rapporteurs on violence against women - Now is the time for an optional protocol to CEDAW on violence against women and girls
8 December 2023

Statement French Law 2016-444 - Strengthening the Fight Against the Prostitution System and Providing Support for Prostituted Persons in France
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27 October 2023

Joint Letter to the Hague Conference on Private International Law
19 September 2023

Statement by Reem Alsalem, SR VAWG, in response to the Open Letter by the Association for Women's Rights in Development
6 September 2023

Statement to the 52nd Session of Permanent Arab Committee for Human Rights
20 August 2023

Statement to the 53rd session of the Human Rights Council
22 June 2023

Statement to regional meeting on the implementation of the Arab strategy for the prevention and response to combat all forms of violence in the asylum context, especially sexual violence against women and girls
8 May 2023

Reply from the ICC Prosecutor regarding the Situation in the State of Palestine
26 April 2023

32 UN experts issue a joint letter to the ICC Prosecutor regarding the Situation in the State of Palestine and Annex
23 March 2023

Statement by Reem Alsalem, SR VAWG in response to Sexual Rights Initiative (SRI) statement
4 April 2023

Statement at the CSW67 Interactive Expert Panel
14 March 2023

Guidance note in advance of the 67th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women
6-17 March 2023

Presentation at the CEDAW Committee half-day general discussion
22 February 2023

Statement on domestic violence and custody rights delivered to the European Parliament
24 January 2023

2022

Position on the Spotlight Initiative
28 November 2022

Statement on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women at the ECOSOC
25 November 2022

Opening Remarks at the 4th World Summit of the United Cities and Local Governments Congress
Daejeon, 12 October 2022

Statement on climate change delivered at GA77
4 October 2022

Expert opinion to the Council of State of Türkiye on the withdrawal from the Istanbul Convention
20 August 2022

Joint Statement by the Special Rapporteur and the Committee of Experts of the MESECVI
12 August 2022
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Statement on Indigenous women at HRC50
20 June 2022

Position on the UN Secretary-General’s Report, Our Common Agenda
21 April 2022

Position on the International Criminal Court policy on gender-related prosecutions
21 April 2022

2021

Closing remarks at Asian Development Bank’s Asia and the Pacific Virtual Gender Forum
25 November 2021

Keynote speech at 3rd International conference on “action with women and peace”
Seoul, 25 November 2021

Keynote speech at "Survivors hearing on reparations"
Kinshasa, 22 November 2021

Statement to the 47th session of the Human Rights Council
28 June 2021

2020

Leading human rights experts call for overdue implementation of the UN Bangkok Rules a decade after they were adopted
10 December 2020

Statement to the 75th session of the UN General Assembly, New York
9 October 2020

Statement at the opening segment of the Beijing +25 high level meeting of the General Assembly
1 October 2020

Joint statement by the Special Rapporteur and the EDVAW Platform of women’s rights mechanisms on Covid-19 and the increase in violence and discrimination against women
July 2020

Statement: States must combat domestic violence in the context of COVID-19 lockdowns – UN rights expert
27 March 2020

EDVAW Platform review: 25 years of the Beijing Platform for Action
April 2020 

Statement by the SR VAW to the 64th session of the Commission on the Status of Women
9 March 2020

2019

Statement by the Special Rapporteur at the Beijing+25 UNECE Regional Review Meeting, Geneva
29 October 2019

Statement delivered at the Council of Europe during the conference "Women’s rights at the Crossroads: strengthening international cooperation to close the gap between legal frameworks and their implementation"
24 May 2019

SRVAW Statement to 28th session of the Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice
20 May 2019

Joint statement by the Special Rapporteur on Violence against Women and the Platform of women’s rights mechanisms on violence against women and child custody
13 May 2019

Joint communication concerning the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) and the Commission on the Investigation of Enforced Disappearance (CIEDP) in Nepal - (OL-NP-1-2019)
April 2019

2018

Committee of Experts and the UN Special Rapporteur express their concern over the case of Imelda Cortez in El Salvador
December 2018

Framework of cooperation between the CEDAW Committee and the Special Rapporteur on violence against women (SRVAW)
November 2018

SRVAW Statement to 71st session of CEDAW Committee
5 November 2018

Statement to the 73rd session of the General Assembly New York, 5 October 2018

Joint call by Committee of Experts of the MESECVI, the UN Special Rapporteur on Violence against Women and the Working Group o discrimination against women and girls [Spanish]
18 August 2018

Statement  at the 38th session of the Human Rights Council
21 June 2018

Statement  at the 27th session of the Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice
14 May 2018

Statement on the International Day for the Right to the Truth Concerning Gross Human Rights Violations
24 March 2018

Statement  at the 62nd Session of the Commission on the Status of Women
12 March 2018

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