Combating Violence against Women in the Arab Region: Multisectoral Efforts - United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia



ESCWA Publication: E/ESCWA/ECW/2013/3

Publication Type: Reports & studies

Cluster: Gender Justice, Population and Inclusive Development

Focus Area: Gender equality

Initiatives: Preventing Violence Against Women and Girls

SDGs: Goal 5: Gender Equality, Goal 16: Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Keywords: Arab countries, Gender, Gender-based violence, Girls, International instruments, Justice, Women

Combating Violence against Women in the Arab Region: Multisectoral Efforts

January 2013

Violence against women is no more a private matter; it is indeed a global issue to be tackled through appropriate laws, especially in the domestic sphere and in the areas of legal protection for the survivors, the judicial system and follow-up mechanisms.

This study analyses successful experiences and good practices in implementing the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women. It outlines and evaluates the services available to women victims of violence in ESCWA member States with the aim of identifying the appropriate interventions and assist stakeholders in developing services in conformity with international standards. The study examines three types of services: protection, rehabilitation and prevention, offered by governmental and non-governmental organizations.

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