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The Spotlight Initiative | EU and UN

Web stream of conference on EU and UN embarking on a new, global, multi-year initiative focused on eliminating all forms of violence against women and girls (VAWG) - the Spotlight Initiative.
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Oct 6, 2017
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The European Union (EU) and the United Nations (UN) launched a new global Initiative to eliminate all forms of violence against women and girls on 20 September 2017 at the margin of the 72nd Session of the UN General Assembly. The initiative is in line with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development with a particular focus on women's rights and empowerment.

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The concept and measurement of violence against women and men

The extent of violence against women is currently hidden. How should violence be measured? How should research and new ways of thinking about violence improve its measurement? Could improved measurement change policy?
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Jan 1, 2017
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The book is a guide to how the measurement of violence can be best achieved. It shows how to make femicide, rape, domestic violence, and FGM visible in official statistics. It offers practical guidance on definitions, indicators and coordination mechanisms. It reflects on theoretical debates on ‘what is gender’, ‘what is violence’, and ‘the concept of coercive control’. and introduces the concept of ‘gender saturated context’.

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Landmark documents

UNGA Resolution 2014 "Taking action against gender-related killing of women and girls"

A/RES/68/191 , 11 February 2014

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