Throughout this knowledge module, reference to certain provisions or sections of a piece of legislation, part of a legal judgment, or aspect of a practice does not imply that the legislation, judgment, or practice is considered in its entirety to be a good example or a promising practice.

Some of the laws cited herein may contain provisions which authorize the death penalty. In light of the United Nations General Assembly resolutions 62/14963/16865/206, and 67/176 calling for a moratorium on and ultimate abolition of capital punishment, the death penalty should not be included in sentencing provisions for crimes of violence against women and girls.

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Child Protection Provisions Resources on Forced and Child Marriage
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Special Rapporteurs

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Another United Nations mechanism, the Special Rapporteur on violence against women, has issued numerous comprehensive reports which have informed states and citizens on the issue of state compliance with the responsibility for preventing violence against women. See: 15 Years of the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Violence Against Women, Its Causes and Consequences.


Other important United Nations Mechanisms include the Special Rapporteur on the sale of children, child prostitution and child pornography, and the Special Rapporteur on trafficking in persons, especially women and children.