Handbook for National Action Plans on Violence against Women

Authors/editor(s): UN Women

The Handbook for National Action Plans on Violence against Women brings together current knowledge on effective policy for the prevention of, and response to, violence against women, and concretely demonstrates how States have developed and implemented such policy in their own contexts.

Although not a model plan itself , this publication sets out guidelines to help policy makers and advocates formulate effective plans. It is based on good practices in States' plans and the advice of experts from different countries and regions.

It first outlines the international and regional legal and policy framework which mandates States to adopt and implement National Action Plans to address violence against women. It then presents a model framework for National Action Plans on violence against women, which sets out recommendations, accompanied by explanatory commentaries and good practice examples.

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Bibliographic information

Subject area(s): Ending Violence against Women and Girls; National Planning; Governance and National Planning

Publication type: Manuals and Guides

UN Women office involved in publication: UN Women Headquarters

Publication year: 2012

Number of pages: 80