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U.N. Should Create International Treaty Calling For Commitments To End Gender-Based Violence, Former U.N. Rapporteur Says

The Guardian: Sexual violence won’t end until states plug ‘gaping’ legal hole, says expert
“A ‘gaping hole’ in international law is allowing governments to ignore their commitments to end gender-based violence, according to the former U.N. special rapporteur on the causes and consequences of violence against women. Rashida Manjoo said states are not held fully accountable for ending violence because there is not an international treaty compelling them to do so. Manjoo called for a binding framework within the U.N. system to tackle what she called a pervasive human rights violation…” (Ford, 12/17).

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