In-depth study on all forms of violence against women, Report of the Secretary General

This study aims to highlight the persistence and unacceptability of all forms of violence against women in all parts of the world;strengthen the political commitment and joint efforts of all stakeholders to prevent and eliminate violence against women; and identify ways and means to ensure more sustained and effective implementation of State obligations to address all forms of violence against women, and the increase State accountability. The Study gives a historical overview of the development of international awareness and action on male violence against women; sets out the broad context within which violence against women occurs and persists; sythesises the knowledge regarding the extent and prevalence of settings; discusses the gaps and challenges in the availability of data; highlights the responsibilities of States to address and prevent violence against women; gives examples of promising practices; and puts forward a blueprint for action by all stakeholders.

United Nations
Publisher and location: 
United Nations: Geneva