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New Report on Combating Violence against Women Journalists by the UN Special Rapporteur on violence against women

UN Special Rapporteur on violence against women and girls, Dubravka Šimonović, presented her new report on Combating Violence against Women Journalists and recommendations.

Journalism Initiative on Gender-Based Violence webinar in partnership with United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)

UN Report on Violence against women journalists

JiG team's advocacy led to the UN Report on violence against women journalists, authored by the UN Special Rapporteur on violence against women. This report was presented at the UN Human Rights Council earlier this month. The JiG team hosted a virtual Expert Group Meeting (EGM) on March 13, 2020, in partnership with UNFPA and IAWRT.

The idea to advocate for a UN report on violence against women journalists came about during CWGL's first regional convening of women journalists in July 2018, in Colombo, Sri Lanka. With every subsequent regional meeting, the need for such a report with recommendations to hold governments and media agencies to the account was both visible and compelling. 

Below are the links to the UN Special Rapporteur and EGM reports:

EGM Report

UN Special Rapporteur report on Combating Violence against Women Journalists

Webinar recording of new report on Combating Violence against Women Journalists

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