• Adult Children Exposed to Domestic Violence
  • Runaway & Homeless Youth Toolkit
  • Prevent Intimate Partner Violence
  • Violence Against Women Resource Library
  • Domestic Violence and Housing Technical Assistance Consortium
  • Domestic Violence Awareness Project
  • National Resource Center on Domestic Violence


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An Online Resource Library on Gender-Based Violence.

Definitions of Public Policy and the Law

General Material

The definition offered here emphasizes law as a central aspect of public policy, including constitutional, international, and a human rights framework of law. The author also describes in a broad sense how law directly or indirectly affects survivors. Advocates may find this definition useful for expanding discussions, analysis, and action involving what aspects of law and policy they seek to influence through reform or enforcement.