Gender and Torture Conference report

Amnesty and Redress

The conference considered successes in advocacy and litigation under the legal framework on torture: the recognition of certain forms of harm inflicted by both state and non-state actors including rape, domestic violence, female genital mutilation and denial of reproductive rights as torture or other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment, and the practical effect this recognition has had in actual cases to hold states to account for their failure to prevent such violations, and to provide a remedy to victims.

Key wordsfemale genital mutilation / gender based violence / LGBT+ / Rape / torture / trafficking / trauma / women