The Resource Sexual violence against women: eradicating harmful gender stereotypes and assumptions in laws and practice

Sexual violence against women: eradicating harmful gender stereotypes and assumptions in laws and practice

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Sexual violence against women: eradicating harmful gender stereotypes and assumptions in laws and practice
Title
Sexual violence against women: eradicating harmful gender stereotypes and assumptions in laws and practice
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Language
eng
Summary
This briefing paper is intended to assist the efforts of judges, prosecutors, legislators, lawyers, law enforcement officials, human rights defenders and other actors to ensure effective criminal justice responses to sexual violence against women. Across jurisdictions, a series of harmful gender stereotypes and resulting assumptions and inferences continue to be reflected in substantive criminal laws, legal procedures and practices concerning sexual violence. These laws, procedures and practices, which reflect harmful gender stereotypes and assumptions, undermine the effective investigation and prosecution of sexual violence against women and give rise to discrimination, infringements of human rights and the re-victimization of survivors. Identifying the underlying harmful stereotypes and assumptions, and scrutinizing and reforming the laws and practices that embody them, is a crucial dimension of efforts to end sexual violence against women, and ensure freedom from discrimination and the equal realization of women's human rights, including, for example, the right to freedom from torture and ill-treatment and equal treatment before the law and courts. As a contribution to these efforts, this paper seeks to highlight and explore a number of harmful gender stereotypes and assumptions and identify a variety of correlative legal rules and practices that incorporate them. It also seeks to provide an overview of State practice towards reform, and highlight emerging good practices
Cataloging source
DOS
Index
no index present
LC call number
K5194
LC item number
.S498 2015eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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International Commission of Jurists (1952- )
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Sex crimes
  • Rape
  • Women's rights
  • Human rights
  • Stereotypes (Social psychology)
  • Law
Label
Sexual violence against women: eradicating harmful gender stereotypes and assumptions in laws and practice
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • DOUBTING WOMEN'S TRUTHFULNESS: THE APPLICATION OF PROMPT COMPLAINT CORROBORATION AND CAUTIONARY REQUIREMENTS
  • III.
  • PREMISING CREDIBILITY ON CHASTITY: FAILURES TO RESTRICT THE ADMISSIBILITY OF SEXUAL HISTORY EVIDENCE
  • IV.
  • PRESUMING WOMEN WILL FIGHT BACK: REQUIRING EVIDENCE OF PHYSCAL FORCE OR A STRUGGLE
  • V.
  • PERPETUATING PRESUMPTIONS OF WOMEN'S PASSIVE SEXUALITY: DEFINITIONS OF CONSENT
  • VI.
  • WOMEN SHOULD OBEY THEIR HUSBANDS: MARRITAL RAPE EXCEPTIONS
  • VII. SEXUAL VIOLENCE AND LOSS OF HONOR: MARRIAGE EXCEPTIONS AND MORALITY CRIMES
  • I.
  • INTRODUCTION
  • WHAT ARE HARMFUL GENDER STEREOTYPES AND ASSUMPTIONS?
  • HARMFUL GENDER STEREOTYPES AND ASSUMPTIONS AND LAWS CONCERNING SEXUAL VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN
  • INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS OBLIGATIONS TO PREVENT, ADDRESS AND REDRESS SEXUAL VIOLENCE AND ERRADICATE HARMFUL GENDER STEREOTYPES AND ASSUMPTIONS
  • INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS OBLIGATIONS TO GUARANTEE FAIR TRIAL RIGHTS INCLUDING THE PRESUMPTION OF INNOCENCE AND THE RIGHT TO EXAMINE WITNESSES
  • CRIMES OF RAPE & SEXUAL ASSAULT: PROBLEMATIC TERMINOLOGY & CLASSIFICATIONS
  • II.
Extent
1 online resource (30 pages)
Form of item
online
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
ocn951932478
Label
Sexual violence against women: eradicating harmful gender stereotypes and assumptions in laws and practice
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • DOUBTING WOMEN'S TRUTHFULNESS: THE APPLICATION OF PROMPT COMPLAINT CORROBORATION AND CAUTIONARY REQUIREMENTS
  • III.
  • PREMISING CREDIBILITY ON CHASTITY: FAILURES TO RESTRICT THE ADMISSIBILITY OF SEXUAL HISTORY EVIDENCE
  • IV.
  • PRESUMING WOMEN WILL FIGHT BACK: REQUIRING EVIDENCE OF PHYSCAL FORCE OR A STRUGGLE
  • V.
  • PERPETUATING PRESUMPTIONS OF WOMEN'S PASSIVE SEXUALITY: DEFINITIONS OF CONSENT
  • VI.
  • WOMEN SHOULD OBEY THEIR HUSBANDS: MARRITAL RAPE EXCEPTIONS
  • VII. SEXUAL VIOLENCE AND LOSS OF HONOR: MARRIAGE EXCEPTIONS AND MORALITY CRIMES
  • I.
  • INTRODUCTION
  • WHAT ARE HARMFUL GENDER STEREOTYPES AND ASSUMPTIONS?
  • HARMFUL GENDER STEREOTYPES AND ASSUMPTIONS AND LAWS CONCERNING SEXUAL VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN
  • INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS OBLIGATIONS TO PREVENT, ADDRESS AND REDRESS SEXUAL VIOLENCE AND ERRADICATE HARMFUL GENDER STEREOTYPES AND ASSUMPTIONS
  • INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS OBLIGATIONS TO GUARANTEE FAIR TRIAL RIGHTS INCLUDING THE PRESUMPTION OF INNOCENCE AND THE RIGHT TO EXAMINE WITNESSES
  • CRIMES OF RAPE & SEXUAL ASSAULT: PROBLEMATIC TERMINOLOGY & CLASSIFICATIONS
  • II.
Extent
1 online resource (30 pages)
Form of item
online
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
ocn951932478

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