Operations
Latin America and the Caribbean - VAW

Follow-up Mechanism to the Belém do Pará Convention (MESECVI) (2004)

01/01/2004Policies, Guidelines, Jurisprudence
The Belém do Pará Convention established for the first time the development of mechanisms for the protection and defense of women's rights in the struggle to eliminate violence against their physical, sexual and psychological integrity, in both the public and private spheres. The effective...
Latin America and the Caribbean - VAW

Ending Violence Against Women in Latin America: Feminist Norm Setting in a Multilevel Context

23/03/2016Studies, Analyses, Reports
This paper seeks to contribute to a more dynamic understanding of norm diffusion by examining the processes of multilevel norm setting to end VAW in Latin America.
Latin America and the Caribbean - VAW

Inter-American Convention on the Prevention, Punishment and Eradication of Violence against Women "Convention of Bélem do Pará" (1994)

01/01/1994Policies, Guidelines, Jurisprudence
The landmark Inter-American Convention on the Prevention, Punishment, and Eradication of Violence against Women (known as the Convention of Belém do Pará) calls for the first time for the establishment of mechanisms for protecting and defending women's rights as essential to combating the...
Afghanistan - VAW

Still a Long Way to Go: Implementation of the Law on Elimination of VAW in Afghanistan | UNAMA

18/03/2012Studies, Analyses, Reports
This report provides a synopsis of the situation of violence against women and trends in the Government’s implementation of the Law on Elimination of Violence against Women (EVAW law) through reported cases of violence against women at different stages.