Global norms and standards: Ending violence against women

National legal systems and public policy frameworks have often overlooked the crisis of violence against women. But, when brought into alignment with global norms and standards, laws and policies can play a positive role in changing attitudes and behaviors in the long term.

There are a number of internationally agreed norms and standards that relate to ending violence against women; this page lists some of the most prominent.

For more details on global norms and standards, see UN Women’s Virtual Knowledge Centre to End Violence against Women and Girls.

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