Gender-based violence

Uploaded on December 16, 2020

This joint submission in response to the questionnaire by the Special Rapporteur provides context to the analysis on laws on violence against women. As a critical aspect to understanding laws on rape and other forms of sexual violence, this submission locates penal laws within the larger structural paradigm that dictates and influences the enactment and implementation of these laws and policies. It provides critical analysis of the harms of carceral approaches or approaches that rely on punishment and incarceration, when addressing gender-based violence. It argues that the report of the Special Rapporteur is an opportunity to lay down clear frameworks on consent and to counter paternalistic and essentialist discourses.

Uploaded on October 24, 2019

Country: Croatia

Collaborators: B.a.B.e. Be active. Be emancipated

Country: United States

Collaborators: SRI and anonymous human rights defender

Country: Malawi

Collaborators: Community Health Rights Advocacy (CHeRA), African Sex Workers Alliance (ASWA), SRI

Country: Honduras

Collaborators: Plataforma Derechos Aquí y Ahora Honduras; Akahatá, SRI

Country: Panama