UN Resolution on Accelerating efforts to eliminate all forms of violence against women: ensuring due diligence in protection


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UN Resolution 17/11 on the ‘Accelerating efforts to eliminate all forms of violence against women: ensuring due diligence in protection’ was adopted by the Human Rights Council on 17 June 2011.

It demands that states exercise “due diligence to prevent, investigate, prosecute and punish the perpetrators of violence against women and girls” and further recognises that “effective protection requires comprehensive, integrated, coordinated multisectoral approaches involving multiple stakeholders, including women’s organizations, religious and community leaders, youth, men and boys, victim service workers and advocates” amongst others.

Important agreements include the accessibility of justice, the provision and protection of  shelters and the targeted elimination of structural discrimination.

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