This document is concerned with the progress made by countries in the Latin American and the Caribbean region in relation to the enactment of legislation for addressing violence against women and the development of frameworks to operationalize them.
Sexual harassment is everywhere. When quantifying the problem on a global level, minimal levels of reporting and data limit what experts can provide to help prove—and solve—the problem. Based on what is available, here's how the numbers look globally.
The Global Database on Violence against Women provides easy access to comprehensive and up-to-date information on measures undertaken by United Nations Member States to address all forms of violence against women.
Data tell us that the lives of girls today are better in many respects than those of preceding generations. Girls are now more likely to survive childhood, more likely to attend school and complete their education and less likely to be undernourished.