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Measures to address violence against women during the pandemic have been uneven and insufficient | UN WOMEN

November 25, 2020 — Studies, Analyses, Reports
Summary:

In this report, the UNDP-UN Women Global Gender Response Tracker assessed the 704 measures across 135 countries to prevent and respond to violence against women (VAW). For the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, they take a closer look at what governments are doing.

Author(s) / Source: UN Women

Evidence from the UNDP-UN Women Global Gender Response Tracker shows mixed responses

As COVID-19 quarantine and social distancing measures confine women and transgender and gender-diverse people with abusers, and limit survivors’ access to support networks and services, the “shadow pandemic” of gender-based violence has surged. Domestic violence calls and reports to helplines and police have increased in some cases, while elsewhere rates have decreased as survivors are unable to leave home or use a phone to ask for help, or because services are simply unavailable. 

The UNDP-UN Women Global Gender Response Tracker identifies 704 measures across 135 countries to prevent and respond to violence against women (VAW). For the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, we take a closer look at what governments are doing.

Countries with existing capacity have scaled up responses

The highest number of VAW measures (256) have been taken in Europe, Northern America, Australia and New Zealand, followed by Latin America and the Caribbean (177 measures). 

Yet, even in regions with fewer measures, there are countries that have shown a strong response, particularly to scale up existing VAW prevention and response capacity. A strong, holistic response was taken by Fiji, where the new Gender-Based Violence Working Group for COVID-19 Response designated existing front-line service-providers as essential, and a national campaign raised awareness on the services available. 

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Measures to address violence against women during the pandemic have been uneven and insufficient | UN WOMEN

November 25, 2020
#violence against women and girls, #COVID-19, #data collection

Executive Summary

In this report, the UNDP-UN Women Global Gender Response Tracker assessed the 704 measures across 135 countries to prevent and respond to violence against women (VAW). For the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, they take a closer look at what governments are doing.

Anduriña Espinoza-Wasil, Juncal Plazaola-Castaño and Loui Williams — UN Women

Evidence from the UNDP-UN Women Global Gender Response Tracker shows mixed responses

As COVID-19 quarantine and social distancing measures confine women and transgender and gender-diverse people with abusers, and limit survivors’ access to support networks and services, the “shadow pandemic” of gender-based violence has surged. Domestic violence calls and reports to helplines and police have increased in some cases, while elsewhere rates have decreased as survivors are unable to leave home or use a phone to ask for help, or because services are simply unavailable. 

The UNDP-UN Women Global Gender Response Tracker identifies 704 measures across 135 countries to prevent and respond to violence against women (VAW). For the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, we take a closer look at what governments are doing.

Countries with existing capacity have scaled up responses

The highest number of VAW measures (256) have been taken in Europe, Northern America, Australia and New Zealand, followed by Latin America and the Caribbean (177 measures). 

Yet, even in regions with fewer measures, there are countries that have shown a strong response, particularly to scale up existing VAW prevention and response capacity. A strong, holistic response was taken by Fiji, where the new Gender-Based Violence Working Group for COVID-19 Response designated existing front-line service-providers as essential, and a national campaign raised awareness on the services available. 

Explore the Facts: Violence Against Women | UN Women

January 1, 2018 — Official Data, Facts, Statistics
Summary:

This fantastic interactive platform exposes the various forms of abuse that women endure.

Author(s) / Source: UN Women

"Intimate partner violence is any behaviour by a current or former partner or spouse that causes physical, sexual or psychological harm. This is the most common form of violence experienced by women globally.

Worldwide, 1 in 3 women have experienced physical or sexual violence — mostly by an intimate partner..."

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Explore the Facts: Violence Against Women | UN Women

January 1, 2018
#statistics, #facts, #intimate partner violence, #violence against women, #VAW, #UN Women, #platform, #data

Executive Summary

This fantastic interactive platform exposes the various forms of abuse that women endure.

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"Intimate partner violence is any behaviour by a current or former partner or spouse that causes physical, sexual or psychological harm. This is the most common form of violence experienced by women globally.

Worldwide, 1 in 3 women have experienced physical or sexual violence — mostly by an intimate partner..."

Mexico → femicide

The Long Road to Justice, Prosecuting Femicide in Mexico | UN Women

November 29, 2017 — Studies, Analyses, Reports
Summary:

A concise overview of the history and the current situation in Mexico as well as information on key rulings, guidelines and grassroots work in Mexico, issued by UN Women.

Author(s) / Source: UN Women
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The Long Road to Justice, Prosecuting Femicide in Mexico | UN Women

November 29, 2017
#femicide, #Mexico, #Court, #ruling, #UN Women, #Mariana Lima, #history, #statistics, #protocol
Mexico

Executive Summary

A concise overview of the history and the current situation in Mexico as well as information on key rulings, guidelines and grassroots work in Mexico, issued by UN Women.

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Brazil → VAW

Video: Meet the Activists Fighting to End VAW in Brazil | UN Women

December 7, 2016 — Grassroots, Advocacy, Campaigns
Summary:

Sueny Dos Santos Nogueira is a Brazilian activist fighting to end violence against women in her community near Rio de Janeiro. Nogueira is one of the participants of a programme by Casa da Mulher Trabalhadora (CAMTRA – the “House of Women Workers”).

Author(s) / Source: UN Women
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Video: Meet the Activists Fighting to End VAW in Brazil | UN Women

December 7, 2016
#activists, #Brazil, #fight, #VAW, #violence against women, #UN Women
Brazil

Executive Summary

Sueny Dos Santos Nogueira is a Brazilian activist fighting to end violence against women in her community near Rio de Janeiro. Nogueira is one of the participants of a programme by Casa da Mulher Trabalhadora (CAMTRA – the “House of Women Workers”).

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