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Below foreign human rights legislations, states are required to workout due diligence to avoid, examine, punish and supply redress for acts of violence opposed to girls. therefore, the due diligence ordinary offers how to degree even if a nation has fulfilled its responsibilities to avoid and reply to violence opposed to ladies. regardless of its becoming recognition as a device for selling larger nation responsibility for violence opposed to ladies by means of non-state actors, the content material and scope of due diligence duties stay imprecise. opposed to the backdrop of latest concerns that pose threats to women's rights, the individuals to this quantity research how the due diligence commonplace and different options could be utilized as necessary mechanisms to strive against violence opposed to ladies in a variety of cultures around the globe.

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With this in view, the Platform for Action calls on states and other actors to take strategic action in 12 critical areas of concern. States, in their efforts to combat violence against women, must promote and support women’s empowerment as highlighted in the Platform for Action and engrained in the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights and the CEDAW. This approach must embrace the progressive realisation of the full range of rights – economic, social, cultural, civil and political.

She further discusses what the concept of due diligence requires in the Pakistani context, for example with respect to women’s representation within minorities Introduction or subaltern cultures and informal dispute resolution forums challenging women’s rights. Farida Shaheed also poses some important questions such as: Which voice should acquire legitimacy as the voice of ‘the people’, when multiple cultures compete to be heard within a society? Is the concept and desire for women’s self-determination merely a western construct?

Bearing in mind that stigmatisation may be associated with a woman who ends up in a shelter, the state should consider alternative protective measures while at the same time ensuring a safe refuge for women who have no other option. Experience shows that shelters are better operated by NGOs that take a women’s rights approach, but their creation, maintenance and provision of safety (for victims as well as for personnel) are part of the state’s obligation. The obligation to provide adequate reparations to women who have encountered violence or to their families involves ensuring the rights of access to both criminal and civil remedies as well as the establishment of effective protection and support services for survivors of violence.

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