ESCWA Publication: E/ESCWA/ECW/2013/Technical Paper.7
Publication Type: Policy briefs
Cluster: Gender Justice, Population and Inclusive Development
Focus Area: Gender equality
Initiatives: Preventing Violence Against Women and Girls
Keywords: Arab countries, Domestic violence, Empowerment, Gender-based violence, Girls, Women's advancement
Combating domestic violence against women and girls: Policies to empower women in the Arab region
This policy brief addresses domestic violence in the Arab region, within the context of family, and is based on a recent flagship study, jointly prepared by ESCWA and UN-WOMEN, in addition to support from the Norwegian Embassy in Beirut. It seeks to present, for the first time, evidence-based policy recommendations addressed primarily, to 18 Arab countries in order to strengthen their resolution towards ending violence against women and girls, particularly in the domestic sphere.