TOOLKIT: The rights of women and girls to peaceful assembly and association

Toolkit released by the mandate of UN Special Rapporteur on the rights to freedom of Peaceful Assembly & Association (FoAA Mandate) on 09/12/2021

To mark the 16 days of activism against gender based violence , the United Nations Special Rapporteur, Clément N. Voule, presents a new toolkit to support civil society efforts to advocate for women’s full enjoyment of the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and association.

It’s the first of its kind, with examples of State and non-state actors’ obligations and concrete examples of what constitutes violations in this context.

The toolkit serves as a practical companion to Special Rapporteur Voule’s 2020 report to the United Nations General Assembly, “Celebrating Women in Activism and Civil Society”, which calls on States, business enterprises, international organizations, civil society actors and the donor community to accelerate efforts to ensure women in all their diversity can fully and equally exercise their fundamental freedoms.

The toolkit is also available in SpanishFrench and Arabic.