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Special Rapporteur discusses importance of incorporating gender perspective in regards to torture and cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment

September 28, 2016 – Special Rapporteur on Torture Juan E. Mendez participated in a high-level panel discussion on the integration of#GenderPerspectives in the work of the United Nations Human Rights Council. The Special Rapporteur discussed the importance of adopting a gender perspective in the work of his mandate, and provided an overview of his thematic report on gender perspectives on #torture, which addresses the unique experiences of, and particular risks of torture and other ill-treatment faced by, women, girls, and LGBTI persons, in a variety of contexts, ranging from detention in the criminal justice system to private actor violence in homes and communities.

You can read the Special Rapporteur’s report on gender perspectives on torture here

A webcast of the panel discussion is available here and summary of the panel discussions is available here

Special Rapporteur on Torture, Juan E. Mendez, participated in the 31st Session of the UN Human Rights Council last week

March 12, 2016 – During the week of March 7 – 11, 2016, Special Rapporteur on Torture Juan E. Méndez participated in the 31st Session of the United Nations Human Rights Council (HRC) in Geneva. During the Session, the Special Rapporteur presented his latest thematic report on gender perspectives on torture and engaged in an interactive dialogue on his recent activities and other topics related to his mandate, including recent country visits to Brazil, Georgia, Ghana, and Mauritania. The Special Rapporteur held a press conference and participated in thematic side-events alongside UN colleagues, State delegates, and civil society partners in Geneva. The side-events explored the topics of children deprived of liberty, gender perspectives and torture, and Guantanamo Bay, among other topics.

Para ver la presentación del Relator Especial de la ONU sobre la Tortura, haga un clic aquí.

To view the Special Rapporteur on Torture’s presentation with English interpretation, click here.

To watch the Interactive Dialogue with responses and statements by Member States and NGOs with English interpretation Part I, click here and Part II, click here.

Para ver el diálogo interactivo con declaraciones del Relator Especial de la ONU sobre la Tortura y otros, haga un clic aquí.