The adoption and implementation of multi-sectoral national plans of action to address violence against women is one of the five key outcomes which the Secretary-General’s campaign “UNiTE to end violence against women” aims to achieve in all countries by 2015.
In September 2010, UN Women (former Division for the Advancement of Women), in cooperation with ECLAC/Subregional Headquarters for the Caribbean, organized an expert group meeting in Port-of-Spain, Trindad and Tobago, on good practices in national action plans on violence against women. The Handbook for national action plans on violence against women is a result of that meeting. The Handbook presents a model framework for national action plans on violence against women, which sets out detailed recommendations, accompanied by explanatory commentaries and good practice examples.
The Handbook will be available in all UN official languages.
Publication Year: 2011
Number of Pages: 79