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Paragraph 124(g)-(h): Beijing Platform for Action

2022-04-26

Author(s): Scott Douglas Jacobsen

Publication (Outlet/Website): The Good Men Project

Publication Date (yyyy/mm/dd): 2019/01/10

Strategic objective D.1.

Take integrated measures to prevent and eliminate violence against women

Actions to be taken

124. By Governments:

g. Promote an active and visible policy of mainstreaming a gender perspective in all policies and programmes related to violence against women; actively encourage, support and implement measures and programmes aimed at increasing the knowledge and understanding of the causes, consequences and mechanisms of violence against women among those responsible for implementing these policies, such as law enforcement officers, police personnel and judicial, medical and social workers, as well as those who deal with minority, migration and refugee issues, and develop strategies to ensure that the revictimization of women victims of violence does not occur because of gender-insensitive laws or judicial or enforcement practices;

h. Provide women who are subjected to violence with access to the mechanisms of justice and, as provided for by national legislation, to just and effective remedies for the harm they have suffered and inform women of their rights in seeking redress through such mechanisms;

Beijing Declaration (1995)

In the long history of violence against women, we can examine the straightforward women simply by religion, culture, patriarchal attitudes, and traditions were not viewed as human beings, as those worthy of independent consideration and valuable in and of themselves.

It is, in this direct sense, the modern work to provide policies and initiatives with women as the focus has become a central arena upon which to see better gender equality provided for women and men.

But also, the active work to disseminate accurate information to inform, actively, policy and programs have been crucial in working to reduce the level of violence against women. It is, in short, about the reduction of the violence against women, as emphasized here, through those measures within the society that can have short-term effects with medium and long-term consequences on the health and wellness of women – re: violence meted out against them.

Now, the ease is simply stating the truisms here. Violence against women is a reality. There is a distinct sense in which the fundamental rights of women are violated through violence committed against them. It is not only a distinct social disadvantage against women and crime in violation of their basic protections, but also a form of psychical and physical damage that can, in turn, affect the long-term life prospects of the individual woman.

The basic premise in the violation against women is the social and legal sanction of it. The reduction of this would start in the home and the schools working in conjunction, while, at the same time, looking into the means by which to prevent the violence perpetuating into the next generations or of those who the familial and communal bonds did not suffice in preventing their committing violence against women.

At the level of the legal and law enforcement stages, we need to base the laws and actions of the enforcers of the legal system within the framework of the sensitivity, respect, and due process. There is the real risk of revictimization of women through the implementation of insensitive legal and law enforcement proceedings.

The point, obviously, is not to emphasize innocence of either party but to take into account the vast majority of claimants to any ill-treatment are real rather than feigned and, thus, to be taken seriously while still retaining respect and dignity for those whom one is dealing with in the process of sussing out the veracity of the claims and, if true, the kinds and degrees of violence inflicted on women.

The provisions of state can be an important factor in this. But the two important emphases here are the judicial system and the national legislation. The passing of laws and policies to help women have better chances a higher quality of life in trying circumstances: dealing with the legal system for instance, tied to law enforcement inquiries.

The other would be associated downstream with the aforementioned respectful and more dignified treatment of women within the contexts of the law o a nation and the larger environment of fundamental human rights for women. It is not that men are intrinsically disordered or bad, but it does not better education to reduce a social ill-health problem: the contagion of violence.

–(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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Led by: Scott Douglas JacobsenTo 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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