Gender motivated killings of women on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity

By Kim Vance

On October 12, 2011, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on violence against women, its causes and consequences, Rashida Manjoo, convened a day long expert group meeting on gender motivated killings of women in New York City, USA.

The purpose of the meeting was to examine the manifestations, causes and consequences of gender motivated killings in preparation for a report to the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva in June 2012.

ARC International was honoured to participate in this group meeting, made a presentation, and prepared a briefing paper. The paper is intended to provide a somewhat brief and current overview of the global situation of gender motivated killings of women on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity.

Gender-motivated killings of women on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity reports from a day-long expert group meeting convened by United Nations Special Rapporteur on violence against women, its causes and consequences, Rashida Manjoo.

Download the report : Gender Motivated Killings ARC