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About Dubravka Šimonović

Dubravka Šimonović is the UN Special Rapporteur on Violence against Women, its Causes and Consequences. She was a Chairperson of the CEDAW Committee, and of the Optional protocol Working group. She headed the Human Rights Department at the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Croatia ,and was posted as the Minister Plenipotentiary at the Permanent Mission of Croatia to the UN in New York, and as the Ambassador to the OSCE and UN in Vienna. Dr Šimonović was Chairperson of the UN Commission on the Status of Women (2001-2002), and member of the UNIFEM Consultative Committee and UN Women Advisory panel for the report: Progress of the World’s Women: In pursuit of Justice. 

Articles by Dubravka Šimonović

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Constitutional conventions: best practice

Global Femicide Watch

Dubravka Šimonović, the UN Special Rapporteur on Violence Against Women, explains to Yakin Erturk why she is calling on all States to participate in the newly established global 'Femicide Watch'.

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