Special Rapporteur on violence against women, its causes and consequences

International Organisation


The Special Rapporteur on violence against women is the first independent human rights mechanism on the elimination of violence against women and represents an important benchmark within the global women's rights movement. 

Ms. Reem Alsalem is the current mandate holder. She is an independent consultant on gender issues, the rights of refugees and migrants, transitional justice and humanitarian response. 

Latest thematic reports

  • Rape as a grave, systematic and widespread human rights violations, a crime and a manifestation of gender-based violence against women and girls, and its prevention Report
  • Violence against women journalists Report
  • COVID-19 and the increase of domestic violence against women Report
  • Twenty-five years of the mandate Report
  • Mistreatment and violence against women in reproductive health service Report

Latest country reports

  • Mission to Bulgaria (14 to 21 October 2019)
  • Mission to Ecuador (29 November to 9 December 2019)




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