DEVAW

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DEVAWDeclaration on the Elimination of Violence Against Women
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DEVAW confirmed the exercise of due diligence to investigate and prevent violence against women in accordance with national legislation.
(42) Additionally, in 1994 the Inter-American Convention on the Prevention Punishment and Eradication of Violence against Women (Convention of Belem Do Para) was adopted by the General Assembly of the Organization of American States (OAS), which structurally parallels the DEVAW (43) The definition of violence against women was again expanded "to include violence perpetrated against women in war" at the Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing in 1995.
The Declaration on the Elimination of Violence Against Women (DEVAW), was adopted to combat the major obstacle that violence against women poses "to the achievement of equality, development and peace." See DEVAW: Declaration on the Elimination of Violence Against Women, 1993, International Women's Tribune Centre (IWTC), www.iwtc.org/DEVAW.html (last visited Sept.
(36.) See DEVAW, supra note 35 (identifying "violence against women [as] ...
However, Article 2 of the declaration on the elimination of violence against Women (DEVAW) elaborate that violence against women encompasses but is not limited to the following:
Despite the international adoption of DEVAW, governments,
Additionally, Article 2 specifies that violence against women includes female genital mutilation and other traditional practices harmful to women.(138) Thus, the DEVAW expressly ensures that FGM practicing societies cannot argue that FGM is not an act of violence against women.
The DEVAW goes farther than just defining violence against women; it also codifies actions that should be taken to eliminate it.
On December 20, 1993, the General Assembly adopted the Declaration on the Elimination of Violence Against Women (DEVAW).
Despite the international adoption of DEVAW, governments, organizations, and cultures continue to define VAW in a number of ways, taking into account unique factors and circumstances.
General Assembly adopted the non-binding Declaration on the Elimination of Violence Against Women (DEVAW).
Despite the international adoption of DEVAW, however, governments, organizations, and cultures continue to define VAW in number of ways, taking into account unique factors and circumstances.