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International human rights body adopts new statement on online violence against women

Published by Professor Clare McGlynn


The United Nations group of independent human rights organisations monitoring violence against women (EDVAW) has published a new thematic paper regarding online violence against women and girls drafted by Professor Clare McGlynn and Dr Carlotta Rigotti (Leiden University). This new agreement among the major human rights organisations will shape their future monitoring and evaluation work.

The thematic paper outlines the nature and scale of online violence against women, the actions taken by human rights organisations across the world to tackle it, and what further measures could be taken to strengthen women’s human rights and challenge violence against women. The thematic paper was adopted by the members of the EDVAW platform in November 2022 based on the preparatory work of Clare McGlynn and Carlotta Rigotti.

The EDVAW Platform includes the UN Special Rapporteur on Violence Against Women, the UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women and GREVIO which monitors implementation of the Council of Europe’s Istanbul Convention.

Read the paper

The digital dimension of violence against women as addressed by the seven mechanisms of the EDVAW Platform (Thematic paper adopted by the EDVAW Platform at its 14th meeting on 17 November 2022)


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