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The CEDAW Committee: Global leader in tackling violence against women and girls
The article examines how the UN Committee on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women has been instrumental in developing state obligations for tackling gender-based violence against women. The Committee first adopted a General Recommendation on violence against women in 1989 and then brought it unequivocally into international human rights law through its ground-breaking General Recommendation 19 in 1992. Twenty-five years later, in 2017, in light of the continuing anddoi:10.5281/zenodo.6783490 fatcat:rv4mticlzbfpxfvawdcdq2yeia