Document symbol: E/RES/1991/18
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Violence against women in all its forms.
Urges Member States to adopt, strengthen and enforce legislation prohibiting violence against women; urges Member States to take all appropriate administrative, social and educational measures to protect women from all forms of physical and mental violence; recommends that a framework for an international instrument be developed in consultation with the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women that would address explicitly the issue of violence against women; requests the Secretary-General to convene in 1991 or 1992 a meeting, to be funded from extrabudgetary resources, of experts representing all regions and including representatives of the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women and the Committee on Crime Prevention and Control, to address the issue of violence against women and to discuss the possibilities of preparing such an international instrument and the elements to be contained therein, and to report to the Commission on the Status of Women at its 36th session; urges Governments at all levels to develop training programmes for members of the criminal justice system and health-care system to ensure sensitization to and fair administration of justice with respect to equality issues.Adopted without vote.
UN. Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women - UN. Division for the Advancement of Women - UN. Committee on Crime Prevention and Control - BATTERED WOMEN - GENDER-BASED VIOLENCE - LAWS AND REGULATIONS - INTERNATIONAL INSTRUMENTS - CONFERENCES - EXPERTS - EXTRABUDGETARY FINANCING - TRAINING PROGRAMMES - EQUALITY - ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE - VIOLENCE RESEARCH
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