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Annual thematic reports

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

In accordance with the mandate's founding resolution (1994/45) the Special Rapporteur submits thematic reports annually to the UN Human Rights Council (HRC) session in June (formerly, the Commission on Human Rights), and to the UN General Assembly (GA) in October (resolution 7/24).

As of 2007, the Special Rapporteur also reports orally to the Commission on the Status of Women (resolution 7/24). Since 2017, the Special Rapporteur has the possibility to hold consultations or participate in the work of the Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (resolution 32/19).

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Human Rights Council

Year and session Document symbol and link Title and link
2023
53rd session HRC
A/HRC/53/36 Custody, violence against women and violence against children
2022
50th session HRC
A/HRC/50/26 Violence against indigenous women and girls
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2021
47th session HRC
A/HRC/47/26 Rape as a grave, systematic and widespread human rights violation, a crime and a manifestation of gender-based violence against women and girls, and its prevention
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A/HRC/47/26/Add.1 Addendum - A framework for legislation on rape (model rape law)
2020
44th session HRC
A/HRC/44/52 Violence against women journalists
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2019
41st session HRC
A/HRC/41/42 Twenty-five years of the mandate of the Special Rapporteur on violence against women and girls, its causes and consequences: an analysis of its evolution, current challenges and the way forward
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  A/HRC/41/42/Corr.1 Corrigendum
2018
38th session HRC
A/HRC/38/47 Online violence against women and girls
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2017
35th session HRC
A/HRC/35/30 A human rights-based approach to integrated services and protection measures on violence against women and girls, with a focus on shelters and protection orders
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2016
32nd session HRC
A/HRC/32/42 Vision-setting report
  A/HRC/32/42/Corr.1 Corrigendum
2015
29th session HRC
A/HRC/29/27 Existing legal standards and practices regarding violence against women in three regional human rights systems and activities being undertaken by civil society regarding the normative gap in international human rights law
  A/HRC/29/27/Add.5 Addendum to the thematic report A/HRC/29/27
2014
26th session HRC
A/HRC/26/38 Violence against women: Twenty years of developments to combat violence against women
2013
23rd session HRC
A/HRC/23/49 State responsibility for eliminating violence against women
  A/HRC/23/49/Add.5 Addendum - Summary report of the regional consultations on State responsibility and violence against women (2011 to 2013)
2012
20th session HRC
A/HRC/20/16 Gender-related killings of women
  A/HRC/20/16/Add.4 Addendum - Summary report on the expert meeting on gender-motivated killings of women
2011
17th session HRC
A/HRC/17/26 Multiple and intersecting forms of discrimination and violence against women
  A/HRC/17/26/Add.1 Addendum – Report on Communications sent to States and replies received
2010
14th session
HRC
A/HRC/14/22 Reparations to women who have been subjected to violence
  A/HRC/14/22/Add.1 Addendum – Report on Communications sent to States and replies received
2009
11th session
HRC
A/HRC/11/6 Political economy of women's human rights
  A/HRC/11/6/Add.1 Addendum - Report on Communications sent to States and replies received
  A/HRC/11/6/Add.5 Addendum - 15 years of the mandate on violence against women and girls, its causes and consequences (1994-2009): A critical review
  A/HRC/11/6/Add.6 Addendum - Political economy and violence against women
2008
7th session
HRC
A/HRC/7/6 Indicators on violence against women and State response
  A/HRC/7/6/Add.1 Addendum - Report on Communications sent to States and replies received
  A/HRC/7/6/Add.5 Addendum - The Next Step: Developing Transnational Indicators on Violence Against Women
2007
4th session HRC
A/HRC/4/34 Intersections between culture and violence against women
  A/HRC/4/34/Add.1 Addendum - Report on Communications sent to States and replies received

Commission on Human Rights (replaced by the UN Human Rights Council in 2007)

Year and session Document symbol and link Title and link
2006
62nd session CHR
E/CN.4/2006/61 The due diligence standard as a tool for the elimination of violence against women
  E/CN.4/2006/61/Add.1 Addendum - Communications sent to States and replies received
2005
61st session CHR
E/CN.4/2005/72 Intersections of violence against women and HIV/AIDS
  E/CN.4/2005/72/Add.1 Addendum - Communications sent to States and replies received
2004
60th session CHR
E/CN.4/2004/66 Towards an effective implementation of international norms to end violence against women
  E/CN.4/2004/66/Add.1 Addendum - Communications sent to States and replies received
2003
59th session CHR
E/CN.4/2003/75 and Corr.1 Integration of the human rights of women and the gender perspective
  E/CN.4/2003/75/Add.1 Addendum - International, regional and national developments in the area of violence against women
  E/CN.4/2003/75/Add.2 Addendum - Communications sent to States and replies received
  A/58/421 The situation of women and girls in Afghanistan
2002
58th session CHR
E/CN.4/2002/83 Cultural practices in the family that constitute violence towards women
  E/CN.4/2002/83/Add.1 Addendum - Communications sent to States and replies received
2001
57th session CHR
E/CN.4/2001/73 Violence against women perpetrated and/or condoned by the State during times of armed conflict (1997-2000)
  E/CN.4/2001/73/Add.1 Addendum - Communications sent to States and replies received
  E/CN.4/2001/73/Add.2 Addendum - Mission to Bangladesh, Nepal and India
  A/CONF.189/PC.3/5 Race, gender and violence against women
2000
56th session CHR
E/CN.4/2000/68 Trafficking in women, women’s migration and violence against women.
  E/CN.4/2000/68/Add.1 Addendum - Communications sent to States and replies received
  E/CN.4/2000/115 The situation of human rights in East Timor
1999
55th session CHR
E/CN.4/1999/68 Violence against women in the family
  E/CN.4/1999/68/Add.1 Addendum - Communications sent to States and replies received
  E/CN.4/1999/68/Add.4 Addendum - Policies and practices that impact women's reproductive rights and contribute to, cause or constitute violence against women
1998
54th session CHR
E/CN.4/1998/54 Violence perpetrated and/or condoned by the State, including violence in times of armed conflict
1997
53rd session CHR
E/CN.4/1997/47 Violence in the Community, sexual violence, trafficking in women and women migrant workers
  E/CN.4/1997/47/Add.4 Addendum - Communications sent to States and replies received
1996
52nd session CHR
E/CN.4/1996/53 Violence in the family and domestic violence
1995
51st session CHR
E/CN.4/1995/42 Preliminary report

General Assembly

Year and session Document symbol and link Title and link
2023
78th session GA
A/78/256 Violence against women and girls, nationality laws and statelessness
2022
77th session GA
A/77/136 Violence against women and girls in the context of the climate crisis, including environmental degradation and related disaster risk mitigation and response
2021
76th session GA
A/76/132 Taking stock of the femicide watch initiative
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2020
75th session GA
A/75/144 Intersection between the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic and the pandemic of gender-based violence against women and girls, with a focus on domestic violence and the “peace in the home” initiative
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2019
74th session GA
A/74/137
Italian
A human rights-based approach to mistreatment and violence against women in reproductive health services with a focus on childbirth and obstetric violence
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2018
73rd session GA
A/73/301 Violence against women in politics
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2017
72nd session GA
A/72/134 Adequacy of the international legal framework on violence against women
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2016
71st session GA
A/71/398 Modalities for the establishment of femicides/gender-related killings watch
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2015
70th session GA
A/70/209 Closing the gap in international human rights law: lessons from three regional human rights systems on legal standards and practices regarding violence against women
2014
69th session GA
A/69/368 Violence against women as a barrier to the effective realization of all human rights
2013
68th session GA
A/68/340 Pathways to, conditions and consequences of incarceration for women
2012
67th session GA
A/67/227 Violence against women with disabilities
2011
66th session GA
A/66/215 Continuum of violence against women from the home to the transnational sphere: the challenges of effective redress

Commission on the Status of Women (oral report)

Year, session, link
2021 - 65th session CSW
2020 - 64th session CSW
2019 - 63rd session CSW
2018 - 62nd session CSW
2017 - 61st session CSW
2016 - 60th session CSW
2015 - 59th session CSW
2014 - 58th session CSW
2013 - 57th session CSW
2012 - 56th session CSW
2011 - 55th session CSW
2010 - 54th session CSW
2009 - 53rd session CSW
2008 - 52nd session CSW
2007 - 51st session CSW

Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (CCPCJ) - oral report

Year, session, link
2022 - 31st session
HLE Femicide
2021 - 30th session
2020 - Cancelled due to Covid
2019 - 28th session
2018 -27th session
2017 - 26th session

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