Caribbean study visit report by Rashida Manjoo (former) United Nations Special rapporteur on violence against women
Caribbean study visit report by Rashida Manjoo (former) United Nations Special rapporteur on violence against women

Caribbean study visit report by Rashida Manjoo (former) United Nations Special rapporteur on violence against women

Jan 5, 2019

The main objectives of the study visit were to: (a) allow government officials, civil society actors and relevant stakeholders to discuss constructively the manifestations of violence against women, and debate strategies to reduce and eliminate all forms of violence against women and its causes; (b) create an opportunity to have an initial assessment of the situation of violence against women in the Commonwealth Caribbean, a region where there has never been an official visited by the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Violence against women, notwithstanding the request for a visit sent to The Bahamas in August 2013; (c) identify and share best practices developed in the countries subject of the study visit and also areas in which additional work is needed, through technical cooperation and capacity building; and (d) encourage synergies between relevant United Nations agencies and other regional mechanisms working to eliminate all forms of violence against women and girls in the region.The study visit was conducted in the broader context of the cooperation and partnership between the international and regional systems of protection of human rights.7 The Human Rights Council has increasingly encouraged the enhancement of cooperation between the international and the regional human rights systems, as well as the identification of concrete activities through which these systems can advance together in their common goal to protect and promote human rights. In the exercise of her mandate, the Special Rapporteur has endeavoured to strengthen partnerships with the regional human rights mechanisms, including the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, with a view to building on synergies and efforts to combat violence against women at the international and regional level. 

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