Violencia contra la mujer, «crímenes de honor» y prácticas culturales y religiosas perjudiciales: estándares internacionales de derechos humanos adoptados por las Naciones Unidas

María Nieves Saldaña


A lo largo de los últimos veinte años, las Naciones Unidas han abordado los llamados «crímenes de honor» como una forma específica de violencia contra la mujer, basada en prácticas perjudiciales que son consecuencia de tradiciones culturales y religiosas arraigadas, que discriminan a las mujeres y las niñas y violan sus derechos humanos y fundamentales, de ahí que las Naciones Unidas hayan definido un conjunto de estándares internacionales de derechos humanos que deben guiar la actuación de los Estados para prevenir, combatir y erradicar los «crímenes de honor».

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Naciones Unidas; Derechos humanos; Violencia contra la mujer; Prácticas culturales y religiosas perjudiciales; Crímenes de honor

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