Violence against women

Violence against women is a global plague: domestic violence, rape, including marital rape, sexual and gender-based crimes committed during armed conflict, attacks on women human rights defenders...
FIDH promotes access to justice for victims of these crimes. In every state, access is limited as a result of inadequate legislation, stigmatisation of victims and fears of reprisals, ill-adapted legal systems, costs of proceedings... and impunity prevails.
FIDH documents obstacles to access to justice at the national level and advocates for legal, institutional and political reforms. FIDH provides legal support and representation to victims of sexual and gender-based crimes at the national and regional level. FIDH also calls on the International Criminal Court to strengthen its contribution to fighting impunity for such crimes, including by systematically including sexual and gender based crimes in prosecution strategies.