Both human rights and gender equality are linked to preventing and combatting organized crime. Only by looking at the phenomenon of organized crime in a comprehensive manner, including through a gender equality and human rights sensitive lens, is it possible to grasp its multiple facets, manifestations and consequences, allowing to prevent and combat it in an effective way. The importance of formulating gender-responsive and human rights compliant responses to organized crime has been stressed in several international resolutions, including UNTOC COP Resolution 11/2 and Resolution 26/3 of the Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice.
The Global Programme on Implementing the Organized Crime Convention is playing a key role in this regard and supports States in the development of effective legislation, strategies, policies and plans that mainstream gender and human rights dimensions in preventing and countering organized crime.
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