Judicial Resource Book on Violence Against Women for Asia

Combating Violence against Women and Girls for Cambodia, India, Pakistan and Thailand

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The Judicial Resource Book on Violence Against Women for Asia deepens our understanding of the varying forms of VAWG and raises awareness of the important role that the judiciary can play in tackling them. It is designed to be used by judicial officers and other professionals as a practical contribution towards promoting justice and fairness in the judicial process for women who have been victims of violence.

Produced in partnership with the UN Women Regional Office for Asia- Pacific, this volume brings together information on key judgments of apex courts in Cambodia, India, Pakistan and Thailand to advance protections for women against violence, through application of constitutional guarantees and international human rights law. Judgments are analysed in the context of relevant legislative frameworks, and guidance offered on best practices on overcoming gender bias when dispensing justice.



Combating Violence Against Women and Girls: the Commitment of the CEDAW Committee

This chapter aims to introduce readers to the work of the CEDAW Committee and its commitment to ending violence against women. Its work also demonstrates how States parties may be held accountable (including the judiciary as a state organ) at international level by the CEDAW Committee. CEDAW also provides extremely useful recommendations to States parties.


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