Safeguarding the rights of girls in the criminal justice system - Preventing violence, stigmatization and deprivation of liberty

This document, written by the Office of the Special representative of the General secretary on violence against children, goes through a presentation the phenomenon of violence based on gender. Discrimination, human trafficking, girls are particularly vulnerable and suffer violence based on gender. But they also are victims in legal procedures. Many young girls even find it difficult to access to the justice. This document explains all of this, and then goes through international standards adopted to fight against violence against girls who are in contact with the judicial system. Then it underlines the importance of prevention policies.