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In every sub-region, UNIFEM (now part of UN Women) supports efforts to introduce and strengthen legislation against gender-based violence, including domestic and sexual violence, trafficking in women and forced marriage, and to ensure that all View More

In every sub-region, UNIFEM (now part of UN Women) supports efforts to introduce and strengthen legislation against gender-based violence, including domestic and sexual violence, trafficking in women and forced marriage, and to ensure that all forms of violence against women are criminalized. UNIFEM also assists efforts to implement these instruments, including through the allocation of sufficient budgetary resources to end violence against women. UNIFEM facilitates the efforts of gender advocates, including women parliamentarians, for the creation and implementation of laws and policies to end violence against women.

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Many UNICEF country offices support the development of legislation on violence against women, including trafficking, domestic violence and sexual offences. UNICEF also works with the Inter-Parliamentary Union to strengthen legislative responses to View More

Many UNICEF country offices support the development of legislation on violence against women, including trafficking, domestic violence and sexual offences. UNICEF also works with the Inter-Parliamentary Union to strengthen legislative responses to violence against women and children. UNICEF recently published a guide for Members of Parliament on addressing violence against children.

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The World Bank is providing Uruguay with a US$300,000 Institutional Development Fund grant in order to implement international, regional and domestic laws on violence against women and improve access to justice for victims of domestic violence.

The World Bank is providing Uruguay with a US$300,000 Institutional Development Fund grant in order to implement international, regional and domestic laws on violence against women and improve access to justice for victims of domestic violence.

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OHCHR field presences address violence against women at the national or regional levels, through technical assistance in law reform and monitoring of Government’s and other stakeholders’ compliance with their international commitments.

OHCHR field presences address violence against women at the national or regional levels, through technical assistance in law reform and monitoring of Government’s and other stakeholders’ compliance with their international commitments.

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UNFPA supports and advocates for the implementation of international agreements and conventions, laws and policies related to gender-based violence, as well as for government accountability.

UNFPA supports and advocates for the implementation of international agreements and conventions, laws and policies related to gender-based violence, as well as for government accountability.

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In Sierra Leone, Liberia, Burundi and Haiti, DPKO gender units/advisors contribute to national consultative processes on reform and adoption of legislation on violence against women generally, or on issues such as rape or domestic violence. Such View More

In Sierra Leone, Liberia, Burundi and Haiti, DPKO gender units/advisors contribute to national consultative processes on reform and adoption of legislation on violence against women generally, or on issues such as rape or domestic violence. Such units/advisers provide support to national authorities, including ministries of gender equality or justice, and law reform commissions.

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UNDP supports the development of legislation addressing domestic violence. ILO undertakes research and analysis of national legislation, case law and practice on sexual harassment in ILO Member States.

UNDP supports the development of legislation addressing domestic violence. ILO undertakes research and analysis of national legislation, case law and practice on sexual harassment in ILO Member States.

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UNV carried out a corporate review of gender mainstreaming (Norrish, 2006) which made recommendations for strengthening performance in this area. As a result, UNV set up a Gender Action Team.

UNV carried out a corporate review of gender mainstreaming (Norrish, 2006) which made recommendations for strengthening performance in this area. As a result, UNV set up a Gender Action Team.

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In November 2004, the World Bank held a workshop on “The Development Implications of Gender-Based Violence” to inform staff about the causes and development impacts of gender-based violence; and identify actions that the World Bank can take to View More

In November 2004, the World Bank held a workshop on “The Development Implications of Gender-Based Violence” to inform staff about the causes and development impacts of gender-based violence; and identify actions that the World Bank can take to address gender-based violence in its work. The workshop recommended that the Bank include gender-based violence in its core work and that further evidence of the costs of gender-based violence be gathered in order to convince client governments to take action.

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UNHCR organizes training on SGBV to enable the organization to meet standards in prevention and response. UNHCR’s system for measuring progress in operations includes standards and indicators on SGBV, and offices are required to report on their View More

UNHCR organizes training on SGBV to enable the organization to meet standards in prevention and response. UNHCR’s system for measuring progress in operations includes standards and indicators on SGBV, and offices are required to report on their performance in relation to meeting the standards. In addition, the UNHCR’s global strategic objectives and measurable targets include a requirement that all UNHCR operations will have in place standard operating procedures for SGBV prevention and response by the end of 2007.

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