Handbook for Legislation on Violence against Women

Authors/editor(s): UN Women

The Handbook serves as a useful tool in supporting efforts to provide justice, support, protection and remedies to victims and to hold perpetrators accountable.

The Handbook first outlines the international and regional legal and policy frameworks which mandate States to enact and implement comprehensive and effective laws to address violence against women. It then presents a model framework for legislation on violence against women, divided into fourteen chapters. Finally, the Handbook provides users with a checklist of considerations to be kept in mind when drafting legislation on violence against women.

This Handbook intends to provide all stakeholders with detailed guidance to support the adoption and effective implementation of legislation which prevents violence against women, punishes perpetrators, and ensures the rights of survivors everywhere.

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Bibliographic information

Subject area(s): Economic empowerment; Ending violence against women and girls

Resource type: Manuals/guides

UN Women office involved in publication: UN Women Headquarters

Publication year: 2012

Number of pages: 68

Publishing entities: United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women)