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UNESCO carries out a series of studies which examine the family laws in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA).

UNESCO carries out a series of studies which examine the family laws in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA).

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DPKO Gender Advisers support the adoption and implementation of laws to address SGBV at national level.

DPKO Gender Advisers support the adoption and implementation of laws to address SGBV at national level.

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ESCWA undertook advisory missions in 2007 to strengthen capacity for the implementation of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women, including legal reform and application of existing law in line with the View More

ESCWA undertook advisory missions in 2007 to strengthen capacity for the implementation of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women, including legal reform and application of existing law in line with the Convention, as a pre-requisite for eradicating violence against women in the region.

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In Equatorial Guinea, the findings and the recommendations of a UNDP-supported study on violence against women and children have been integrated in the draft bill on family law.

In Equatorial Guinea, the findings and the recommendations of a UNDP-supported study on violence against women and children have been integrated in the draft bill on family law.

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UNFPA is working in collaboration with a wide range of stakeholders to address gender-based violence, including legal reforms.

UNFPA is working in collaboration with a wide range of stakeholders to address gender-based violence, including legal reforms.

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DAW, now part of UN Women, participated in a regional conference on legal reform on domestic violence in Sofia, Bulgaria, in February 2008.

DAW, now part of UN Women, participated in a regional conference on legal reform on domestic violence in Sofia, Bulgaria, in February 2008.

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UNICEF country offices continued to support the development of legislation pertinent to violence against women and girls and to work with the Inter-Parliamentary Union.

UNICEF country offices continued to support the development of legislation pertinent to violence against women and girls and to work with the Inter-Parliamentary Union.

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UNIFEM, now part of UN Women, in partnership with a wide range of stakeholders, supported the introduction and strengthening of legislation against gender-based violence, including laws against domestic and sexual violence, rape and family law View More

UNIFEM, now part of UN Women, in partnership with a wide range of stakeholders, supported the introduction and strengthening of legislation against gender-based violence, including laws against domestic and sexual violence, rape and family law provisions in, for instance, Cameroon, Colombia, Rwanda, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Sierra Leone, Thailand, Uganda, Ukraine, Vietnam and Zimbabwe.

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In West Africa, DPKO Gender Advisers from missions in Cote d’Ivoire, Sierra Leone and Liberia (ONUCI, UNIOSIL and UNMIL) have attended a regional meeting to share best practices and lessons learnt for addressing SGBV.

In West Africa, DPKO Gender Advisers from missions in Cote d’Ivoire, Sierra Leone and Liberia (ONUCI, UNIOSIL and UNMIL) have attended a regional meeting to share best practices and lessons learnt for addressing SGBV.

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OCHA is a founding member of the IASC Steering Committee for the Gender Standby Roster (GenCap) which deploys senior gender advisors to work in humanitarian situations. OCHA supported the GenCap Standby capacity to deploy nine senior gender advisers View More

OCHA is a founding member of the IASC Steering Committee for the Gender Standby Roster (GenCap) which deploys senior gender advisors to work in humanitarian situations. OCHA supported the GenCap Standby capacity to deploy nine senior gender advisers to the offices of Humanitarian Coordinators to ensure strengthened coordination on programmes to address gender-based violence in conflict and displacement. OCHA participated in inter-agency efforts to develop a standard gender-based violence incident reporting system. OCHA spearheaded efforts along with other members of UN Action against Sexual Violence in Conflict to pay special attention to gender-based violence in the Democratic Republic of the Congo as well as to the follow-up to the UN Action mission to Darfur, Sudan.

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