21/05/2015 - Domestic and Gender-based Violence as a Human Rights Violation

The Department of International Relations and European Studies cordially invites you to a seminar on the topic of Domestic and Gender-based Violence as a Human Rights Violation.

Date&Time:  21 May 2015, 5:00 p.m.
Venue: MUP Prague-Strašnice building, Dubečská 900/10, Prague 10, room no. 305

Guest Speaker: Mgr. Radan Šafařík, Gender Equality Unit, Office of the Government of the Czech Republic

Please make sure to register at http://registrace.mup.cz.

Gender-based violence is one of the most prevalent human rights violations in the world. It knows no social, economic or national boundaries. Worldwide, an estimated one in three women will experience physical or sexual abuse in her lifetime.

In 1993, the UN Declaration on the Elimination of Violence against Women offered the first official definition of the term “Gender-based Violence”: “Any act of gender-based violence that results in, or is likely to result in, physical, sexual or psychological harm or suffering to women, including threats of such acts, coercion or arbitrary deprivations of liberty, whether occurring in public or in private life.”

Gender-based violence has become an umbrella term for any harm that is perpetrated against a person’s will, and that results from power inequalities that are based on gender roles.

The seminar will provide an overview of international instruments focused on tackling gender-based violence and current issues connected to domestic and gender-based violence in the context of the Czech Republic as well as other European countries.


HuRT is a recently established platform for discussion on various human rights issues; its aim is to give MUP students an opportunity to discuss thought-provoking and often controversial issues with representatives of external institutions concerned with human rights.