Politics and violence
“where there are conflicts between customary and/or religious law and the formal justice system, the matter should be resolved with respect for the human rights of the survivor and in accordance with gender equality standards.”
UN – Handbook for legislation on violence against women (2010)
SPECIAL RAPPORTEUR ON VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN REPORT TO THE UN HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL 2014: Direct Link to the Full 21-Page 2014 Report
WHO resolution April 2014 regarding violence.
Lebanon’s law (1th April 2014) on domestic violence finally recognizes that women subjected to abuse by husbands and families need protection and legal recourse. But the law has serious flaws and the parliament should consider amendments to fully protect women from domestic violence (Rothna Begum, Middle East and North Africa women’s rights researcher). More Information
Council of Europe (2013)
a) Highlights (Gender Equality and Violence against Women Division)
b) Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence
Health Effects of Violence and Abuse
Knowledge Centre to End Violence Against Women and Girls
Sexual Violence Research Initiative
Violence against women costs Italy billions
Violence against women costs Italy €17 billion a year in social services, prevention measures and other costs.
SEE ALSO: ‘Violence against women is a cultural problem’
Statistics related to violence
Australia- Australia´s 18-24 year´s-olds at the most risk of violence, see here
UK National Statistics: The Cost of Domestic Violence
March 2014 – This FRA (European Union Agency For Fundamental Rights) survey is the first of its kind on violence against women across the 28 Member States of the European Union (EU). It is based on interviews with 42,000 women across the EU, who were asked about their experiences of physical, sexual and psychological violence, including incidents of intimate partner violence (‘domestic violence’).
European Women´s Lobby: latest EU data on rape (2013)
Asia and Pacific: Through a regional joint programme ‘Partners for Prevention’, UNDP, UNFPA, UN Women and UNV have worked together to undertake the UN Multi-country Study on Men and Violence in Asia and the Pacific. The study, which collected and analysed data from thousands of women and men across the region, provides the largest multi-country data set on men’s perpetration of violence against women and can inform more evidence-based interventions to prevent such violence. Why Do Some Men Use Violence Against Women and How Can We Prevent It?
Recognizing and Responding Well to Violence
Domestic violence and abuse: how health services, social care and the organisations they work with can respond effectively
Fast, easy summary view of NICE (UK National institute for health and care excellence) guidance (February 2014)
UN_women: Identifying and recognizing family violence, Groups at risk and times of risk practitioner risk assessment, Asking the right questions, Responding well
Violence and education
Worldwide, 66 million girls are missing out on an education. This report focuses on one of the major barriers girls face: gender-based violence – sexual, physical and psychological – in and around schools.
Plan in English; Plan in Spanish
Abuse Education Needs Inclusion in Healthcare Training
Safety, reflection and self care
UN: influence of culture on violence- summary
Battered Women’s Support Services in Canada
Join Battered Women’s Support Services to provide crisis support and to participate in education and outreach services. BWSS offers training for women who want to volunteer for our Women’s Safety and Outreach Program to provide crisis support to girls and women survivors of gender violence and/or abuse in the Downtown Eastside, Vancouver.
More information under: http://www.bwss.org/wsop-training-2014/