The informal-informal group working on Chapter IV, Section D (Violence against women), met all day Thursday. By Thursday evening, the group had completed Section D and turned its attention to Section F (Inequality in women"s access to and participation in the definition of economic structures and policies and the productive process itself).
In Section D, paragraph 93 (trafficking and prostitution) was bracketed. In paragraph 94(g) (punishment of State agents committing violence against women), delegates inserted a reference to punishment for any State agent engaging in acts of violence against women. A reference to migrant workers was added to 95(a)(bis) (services for migrant women victims of gender-based violence). A new paragraph referring to the legal status of women migrants was added. In 95(b) (community education campaigns), a reference to "innovative" methods of conflict resolution was added. In 95(b)(bis) (role of intermediate institutions), references to family planning centers and existing school health services were bracketed. Paragraph 95(c) (education about violence and violence prevention) was bracketed. In paragraph 95(d) (publicizing information about violence), a reference to the media was deleted and references to the role of the media were moved to paragraph 95(a)(bis). In 95(a)(bis) (media responsibility), a reference to the media"s role was deleted, and references to non- stereotyped roles of women and men, professional guidelines and awareness of the media"s role were added.
In paragraph 96(b) (education about violence), a reference to violence against women as a crime was added. In paragraph 96(c) (abusive relationships), references to adolescents and healing programmes were inserted. In 96(c)(ter) (women in vulnerable situations), references to refugee, displaced and internally displaced women and to developing new legislation for migrant workers were added. Paragraph 97(bis) (Special Rapporteur) was bracketed.
In paragraph 98(a) (research causes of violence) references to the social, economic, cultural and political context of violence were bracketed. In 99(a)(bis) (eliminating trafficking), references to forced marriages and to punishment through civil and criminal measures were added, and a reference to commercial sex work other than prostitution was bracketed. In 99(a)(ter) (cooperation to dismantle trafficking networks), a reference to national and international cooperation was bracketed.
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