CEDAW makes general recommendation No. 35 on gender-based violence against women, updating general recommendation No. 19

The CEDAW committee has, through general recommendation no. 35, reiterated general recommendation no. 19 on gender-based violence against women, and provided further guidance to State parties in accelerating the elimination of gender based violence against women. Through this recommendation, the Committee has urged state parties to strengthen the implementation of their obligations in relation to gender based violence, ratify the Optional Protocol to the Convention and examine all remaining reservations to the Convention with a view to their withdrawal. The Committee has also recommended that State parties take measures in the areas of law reform, prevention, protection, prosecution, reparations, punishment and redress; data collection and monitoring and international cooperation to accelerate elimination of gender-based violence against women.