Women’s United Nations Report Network
Author: Womens UN Report Network
Date: October 6, 2015
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03/15/04: Juridical Aspects B.1: CEDAW
Expanding the Definition of Torture
Historically, the popular understanding of torture
has helped to maintain a gender-biased image of the torture victim:
it is the male who pervades the political and public sphere and
thus it is the male who is likely to be targeted by state violence
and repression. Such an image, however, neglects women’s experiences
as victims and survivors of torture.