Gender is a tool for torturers to increase suffering

Watch video with DIGNITY's legal advisor Grant Shubin on importance of highlighting gender discrimination
Grant Shubin

DIGNITY’s contribution to UN torture debate focuses on gender discrimination

On Tuesday, DIGNITY contributed to a debate on torture at the United Nations Human Rights Council.

In our video, DIGNITY’s legal advisor Grant Shubin explains why it is important to highlight gender discrimination in the discussion about torture.

»For states to uphold their duty to investigate and prevent torture, they must not only criminalize certain sexualized acts, but they must have a full understanding of the ways in which gender is a logic and a tool for tortures to increase the suffering of their victims«, says Grant Shubin.

Watch the video below:

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