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Paragraph 124(d)-(f) of the Beijing Platform for Action


Author(s): Scott Douglas Jacobsen

Publication (Outlet/Website): The Good Men Project

Publication Date (yyyy/mm/dd): 2019/12/06

Strategic objective D.1.

Take integrated measures to prevent and eliminate violence against women

Actions to be taken

124. By Governments:

d. Adopt and/or implement and periodically review and analyse legislation to ensure its effectiveness in eliminating violence against women, emphasizing the prevention of violence and the prosecution of offenders; take measures to ensure the protection of women subjected to violence, access to just and effective remedies, including compensation and indemnification and healing of victims, and rehabilitation of perpetrators;

e. Work actively to ratify and/or implement international human rights norms and instruments as they relate to violence against women, including those contained in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights,/21 the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, 13/ the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights,/13 and the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment;/22

f. Implement the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women, taking into account general recommendation 19, adopted by the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women at its eleventh session;/23

Beijing Declaration (1995)

Where the rights of women are violated, then, in many instances, we can predict proportional violence against the autonomy and bodily safety of women within the sub-population in question. Without a doubt, akin to the findings of evolution by natural selection and of the anthropogenic global warming ongoing since the Industrial Revolution, violence against women remains a perennial social and public health problem more often inflicted on women by men.

These are the need to catalog and categorize the things done to women, as important as finding out the metrics of harm done to men on harsher worksites in order to prevent and lower the levels of injury and death. There is a distinct need to work on analyzing said data, reviewing it, and then using this information to improve the situation for so many men and women around the world.

As women tend more to be the victims of violence against women, there, certainly, is the need to bring about a better understanding of the rights of women and the ways in which violence against them violates their rights as human beings. A proper review and analysis process can be a genuine means by which to work on the reduction of rather vile acts against women.

But if we look further into this, not only as to the data collection and analysis of the offender rates and victim types, the appropriate remedies can be catalogued and oriented within the framework of understanding or comprehending the world, which is the important or most salient here; even with the piddling or rather, likely, marginal provision of resources – outside of the grand rhetoric – towards solving this problem, or set of them, the solutions will be akin to a Swiss Army Knife approach, in which the raped woman, the battered woman, the financially coerced woman, and so on, each are given a specific means out of an abusive situation.

To the men with concerns about the males of the species, this can also apply to them when these do happen to them, as the solutions, quite probably, have an overlap and, by implication, an overlap within the context of both problems and solutions. We can take examples of far more men dying and being injured in their physical labor; as women enter more of the lower-wage, harsher jobs, the more the statistics will decrease as a male-dominated phenomenon, as well as the increase in respect for fundamental rights and labour laws will provide a context in which men’s and women’s livelihoods will be more respected, whether in the sweatshops of China or the construction sites of America.

Any work to ratify, sign, and implement the rights enshrined in the listed documents, and many others, will become an important aspect of the basic ideational stances of the international community and the Hippocratic notion of “do no harm.” Respect for the rights and wellness, and health, of those, typically, among the least among us. This comes to the violence against women statistics with 1/3 women, which is a substantial minority, experiencing some form of physical or sexual violence in their lifetimes; this implies a substantial majority of women do not and a substantial majority of men do not inflict it, as an important caveat.

The calls for ratification and recognition of these substantial and important international rights, and women’s rights, in particular, documents is an incredible part of the beginning waves for equality. Without them, the world of rights for all but the richest would be rather dismal, akin to the times of only the Divine Right of Kings being in place. From these, there can a direct line of data collection, analysis, production of recommendations, and so on, oriented within the international rights frameworks signed, ratified, and implemented.

–(Updated 2018-11-10) One can find similar statements in other documents, conventions, declarations and so on, with the subsequent statements of equality or women’s rights:

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To the socio-political Right, a disclaimer; to the socio-political Left, a trigger warning: the subject matter may be disturbing or triggering for some listeners, speakers, or call members. The statistics on international violence against women is disproportionately more than violence against men. In turn, there is violence against women committed by women against women but more often by men against women. It is the statistical difference, which is the basis for the international emphasis on violence against women in multiple spheres rather than localized differences. Wednesday morning, we will speak on violence against women for one hour or so.


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