The 25 November marks the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women.
This video shows three women human rights defenders from Guatemala, Peru and Canada. They attended the UN Committee against Torture (CAT) in Geneva during their country reviews during its November 2018 session. During the NGO briefing with the CAT, they voiced their concerns about the lack of prevention and response by the State to gender-based violence against women.
Violence against women remains today one of the most common and serious human rights abuses around the world. Due to shame, fear, stigma, and difficulties to access the justice system, gender-based violence often goes unreported and unpunished. The victims rarely obtain effective remedy and reparation.Fighting torture and ill-treatment faced by women is one of the main priority areas of the OMCT.
Torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment of women is absolutely prohibited under international human rights law, whether it occurs in times of war or in peace.
Nothing Can Justify Torture Under Any Circumstances!