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Bringing security home: Combating violence against women in the OSCE region — A compilation of good practices

Category
Publication
Type
Research paper
Subject
Gender-based and domestic violence

Description

This publication documents more than 95 good practices to help eliminate gender-based violence and highlights their impact in preventing violence against women, protecting victims and prosecuting offenders. Strategies for involving men and young people in anti-violence activities are also described.

Summary

Violence against women (VAW) is one of the most widespread and persistent human rights abuses in the world, stemming from deep-rooted notions of women’s unequal status. As a leading, yet preventable, cause of poor health and death in women, it is also a public health problem. Violence against women has no less of a devastating effect on society as a whole, impacting women’s productivity and resulting in overall economic losses. Combating violence against women, especially in post-conflict and transitional settings, has important implications for human security. Indeed, left unaddressed, violence against women impedes a country’s development causing severe disruptions of family, community and social structures and, ultimately, harming far more than the immediate victims.

Published by the Gender Section, OSCE Secretariat

Information

Added on
11 Sep 2009
Origin
OSCE / Secretariat
Keywords
awareness, victim protection, offenders, women
Rights
OSCE