This publication not only contains the proceedings of the symposium, but also includes recent resolutions, debates and legal instruments from the General Assembly, Security Council, Human Rights Council, the Crime Commission, statements of high-ranking officials as well as country and regional reports by Heinrich Böll Stiftung, experts and academia.
The publication highlights the most heinous crimes against women and girls, such as early, child and forced marriage, the use of sexual violence as a tactic of war, women's exacerbated vulnerability in armed conflict, pregnancies resulting from rape, as well as structural and domestic violence against migrant women. The importance of civil society including women's organizations to end impunity and to thoroughly investigate and prosecute persons responsible for these serious crimes was explicitly referred to.
With the support of the Thailand Institute of Justice, the Austrian Federal Ministry for European and International Affairs, the City of Vienna, the Organization of the Families of Asia and the Pacific (OFAP), and the Vienna Renner Institute, this publication was made possible. It is hoped that this "resource book" will contribute to the worldwide campaign to stop Femicide and all forms of violence against women and girls.