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2016 Reader: Combating violence against women in the OSCE region | OSCE

A reader on the situation in the region, good practices and the way forward
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Nov 1, 2016

Based on the outcomes of a Conference on Combating Violence Against Women in the OSCE region on 22 July 2016 and additional desk research.
Foreword: The continued prevalence of gender-based violence damages the lives of women across the globe every day. Taking many forms, from sexual to economic and psychological, it cuts across all geographical, cultural and class boundaries. It is a pernicious violation of human rights that

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Chiffres clés - Les morts violentes au sein du couple 2015 | Study by French Government

Chaque année, la Délégation aux victimes du ministère de l’intérieur réalise une étude pour quantifier et décrire les homicides entre au sein du couple ou entre ex-compagnons perpétrés en France métropolitaine et d’Outre-Mer.
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Jun 30, 2017
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Situation Report on VAW 2017 in France | EuroMed Rights

EuroMed Rights has analysed and compared the legal and political frameworks of different countries of Europe, North Africa and the Middle East concerning the fight against gender-based violence and the protection offered to victims.
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Mar 1, 2017
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Despite different approaches and achievements, these countries – Cyprus, Egypt, France, Morocco, Tunisia and Turkey – show alarming common trends.

In France, in 2015 alone, 115 women were killed by their spouse or former spouse in France, while 7 women were killed by their unofficial partner (lovers, boyfriends, episodic relationships etc.).

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Essential Services Package for Women and Girls Subject to Violence | UNODC, UNFPA, UN Women, UNDP, WHO

provides concrete guidance for health, social, police and justice services, as well as to overall governance and coordination, based on internationally agreed standards.
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Jun 30, 2017
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This package is being piloted in ten low- to middle-income countries in Asia-Pacific and other regions. It represents a key tool for countries seeking to meet their international commitments to tackle violence against women and girls, including under the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda and its Sustainable Development Goal 5 on gender equality and women's empowerment.

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VAW: an EU-wide survey 2014. Main results report | EU Agency for Fundamental Rights

This FRA survey is the first of its kind on violence against women across the 28 Member States of the European Union (EU). It is based on interviews with 42,000 women across the EU.
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Mar 1, 2014

The women were asked about their experiences of physical, sexual and psychological violence, including incidents of intimate partner violence (‘domestic violence’). The survey also included questions on stalking, sexual harassment, and the role played by new technologies in women’s experiences of abuse. In addition, it asked about their experiences of violence in childhood.

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UN Trust Fund End VAW 2016 Annual Report | UN Women

The UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women’s (UN Trust Fund) 2016 Annual Report includes progress and milestones from the past year. In 2016, UN Trust Fund grantees reached 6 million people with their programmes.
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Jan 1, 2017

Last year, the UN Trust Fund celebrated its 20th Anniversary. During those years, the UN Trust Fund has supported 462 initiatives in 139 countries and territories with grants totaling US$129 million. The amount awarded in grants has risen from US$1 million in 1997 to US$13 million in 2016.

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Assessment of the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence Campaign

in-depth evaluation of the 16 Days Campaign with a focus on its initial motivation of awareness raising and its evolution over the last 25 years. Taking a critical look at the Campaign, the evaluation provides recommendations for growth and a move from aw
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Jun 29, 2017

Read an in-depth evaluation of the 16 Days Campaign with a focus on its initial motivation of awareness raising and its evolution over the last 25 years. Taking a critical look at the Campaign, the evaluation provides recommendations for growth and a move from awareness to eradication of gender-based violence. "A Life of It's Own: An Assessment of the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence Campaign"

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VIII Conference on Feminicide / Femicide: Two Years of EU-CELAC Bi-Regional Dialogue on Gender Issues: What are the Improvements?

VIII Conference on Feminicide / Femicide: Two Years of EU-CELAC Bi-Regional Dialogue on Gender Issues: What are the Improvements?
Successes and shortcomings and elaborated concrete recommendations for the EU-CELAC Summit.
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Mar 1, 2016

The 8th Conference on Feminicide/Femicide: The Duty of Due Diligence to Eradicate Feminicide, which took place shortly before the Summit of the European Union and the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (EU-CELAC Summit), examined the different aspects of the concept of due diligence and how it is reflected in actions taken by states in regards to issues surrounding violence against women and feminicide.

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2014 Program Report UN Trust Fund VAW: Within Our Reach | UN Women

This publication introduces the work of the UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women, documenting examples of the work of partners, details of funding allocation by region, donors, and project results.
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Jan 1, 2014

The UN Trust Fund supports innovative, pioneering and promising approaches to prevent and respond to violence against women and girls. Since its creation by the UN General Assembly in 1996, the UN Trust Fund has supported 368 initiatives in 132 countries and territories. It currently supports 78 initiatives in 71 countries and territories with grants totalling US$56.8 million. The UN Trust Fund’s determined and consistent work has allowed it to build up a body of knowledge about the kind of solutions that will have real impact and the contexts in which they will be most effective.

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The Issue of Violence Against Women in the European Union | EP Study

60-Page 2016 European Parliament Study on VAW
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Mar 1, 2016
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This study provides an update of the 2011 study on the Issue of Violence against women in the European Union. The different forms and interrelated factors of violence against women are examined. The study also provides an overview of the current international and European political and legal framework on violence against women. Other issues such as the difficulty of the monitoring and gathering of data, the protection of victims, and the prevention of violence against women are also discussed.

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Combating violence against women in Belgium | EIGE

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The full extent of violence against women is difficult to estimate, as it continues to be under-reported and stigmatised, meaning that what actually gets reported is only a fraction of the reality. In Belgium, 77 % of the population tend to trust the police. In EIGE’s Gender Equality Index 2015 it was found that where people tend to have more trust in justice institutions, levels of disclosed violence are higher. It is estimated that in Belgium, 36 % of women have experienced violence, which is 3 % higher than in the EU overall.

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UN Special Rapporteur on VAW Simonovic: Call for submissions on protection orders and shelters

The Special Rapporteur on violence against women, its causes and consequences seeks to collect information on shelters and protection orders which will feed into the thematic report she will present at the 35th session of the Human Rights Council in Ju
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Jan 1, 2017
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Protection orders and shelters are extremely important for the protection of women, their sense of safety, their ability to overcome the effects of abuse and planning for the future. 

In order to inform her work, the Special Rapporteur wishes to secure from different stakeholders, including States, National Human Rights Institutions, Non-governmental organizations, as well as members of academia, information, inputs and views on both forms of protection:

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