Progress for women continues, social transformation lags behind

Rashida Manjoo

Laws fighting discrimination against women have been established, but putting them into practice has been a problem, a rights expert told the UN General Assembly. Special Rapporteur Rashida Manjoo was presenting a key thematic report on violence against women, its causes and consequences.

Her mandate is to analyze violence against women in four spheres – in the family, in the community, violence perpetrated or condoned by the state and violence in the trans-national sphere.

Duration: 3’33″

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