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An Online Resource Library on Gender-Based Violence.

Handbook for legislation on Violence Against Women

General Material
Published Date
July, 2010
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This handbook is intended to assist States and other stakeholders in enhancing existing or developing new laws to protect women. Included here are a summary of international and legal policy framework, a model framework for legislation on VAW, and a checklist of steps to be taken when drafting the legislation.

*See also: Supplement: Harmful practices Against Women by the United Nations (March 2011)

This supplement to the handbook is also intended to assist States and other stakeholders in enhancing existing or developing new laws to protect women. Included here are discussions of the nature of harmful practices and their link to VAW. This supplement presents recommendations for legislation against harmful practices together with explanatory commentaries and good practice examples.