Women’s United Nations Report Network
Author: Womens UN Report Network
Date: October 6, 2015
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02/01/04: Juridical Aspects B.1: CEDAW
What are the implications of a rights based approach for
the struggle against violence against women?
An Interview with Charlotte Bunch,
Charlotte Bunch: For women, this has been empowering
as it has moved such violence out of the category of the individual
unfortunate occurrence, or “just life,” into something that is
political and that society says should not happen in a powerful
way by calling it a violation of basic human rights. The Center
for Women’s Global Leadership just completed an electronic survey
about this issue (go to www.cwgl.rutgers.edu for the full results)
and many women talked about how much it had strengthened them or
the women they work with to know that the UN and/or governments
said that this violence was wrong. This has been part of women
seeing themselves not just as victims, but as subjects with rights
they can demand, including the right to a life free of violence.