WHO releases new report on Violence against Women (9 March 2021)

Prevention and response

There is growing evidence on what works to prevent violence against women, based on well-designed evaluations.  In 2019, WHO and UN Women with endorsement from 12 other UN and bilateral agencies published RESPECT women – a framework for preventing violence against women aimed at policy makers. 

Each letter of RESPECT stands for one of seven strategies:

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Relationship skills strengthening;

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Empowerment of women;

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Services ensured;

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Poverty reduced;

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Enabling environments (schools, workplaces, public spaces) created;

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Child and adolescent abuse prevented; and

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Transformed attitudes, beliefs and norms.

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To achieve lasting change, it is important to enact and enforce legislation and develop and implement policies that promote gender equality; allocate resources to prevention and response; and invest in women’s rights organizations.

Social media squares on violence against women during the COVID-19 pandemic
Social media squares on violence against women during the COVID-19 pandemic

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