Violence Against Women: An International Perspective
Springer Science & Business Media, Nov 23, 2007 - Social Science - 288 pages
In December 2006, the United Nations General Assembly adopted a resolution on “intensi?cation of efforts to eliminate all forms of violence against women” (A/RES/61/143). This resolution followed the launch of the Secretary-General’s in-depth study on violence against women in October 2006 (A/61/122/Add.1 and Corr.1), and is the ?rst-ever comprehensive action by the General Assembly on this persistent scourge that potentially affects one woman in three in the course of her lifetime. TheresolutionurgesMemberStatesto exerciseleadershipanddevisesystematic, comprehensive, multi-sectoral and sustained approaches, adequately supported and facilitated by strong institutional mechanisms and ?nancing, to eliminate all forms of violence against women. In particular, it calls upon Member States to establish national plans of action on the elimination of violence against women; undertake legislative, capacity-building and awareness-raising measures; provide services for women; and ensure the systematic collection and analysis of data. The resolution calls upon the entities of the United Nations system to support national efforts, especially with respect to data collection and the development of national plans of action. It urges them to enhance coordination and intensify their efforts to eliminate all forms of violence against women and girls. It also notes the need to provide adequate resources to efforts throughoutthe United Nations system to eliminate violence against women and girls.
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98 Don’t know/Can’t 99 3 Current 99 4 Previous 99 7 Stranger 99 Refused/No answer alcohol ASK SEPARATELY Australia Costa Rica Costa Rica Czech countries crime criminal justice system Current husband Czech Republic Denmark day DK/CR Ref/NA Denmark Hong Kong domestic violence Don’t know/Can’t remember experiences of violence female partners gender-based violence Hong Kong Mozambique household injury interview intimate partner violence IVAWS know/Can’t remember 99 Kong Mozambique Philippines lifetime rates male partners Mozambique Philippines Poland non-partner violence partner ______ Percentage of victims physical and sexual physical violence police prevalence prevention Previous husband previous partner quartile rape rates of intimate rates of violence Ref/NA 1 Current relationships Relative standard error remember 99 Refused/No reported Republic Denmark Hong respondents Rica Czech Republic Sample counts serious sexual assault sexual intercourse sexual violence social Switzerland UNIFEM United Nations violence against women Women Survey World Health Organization
Page 1 - violence against women" means any act of gender-based violence that results in, or is likely to result in, physical, sexual or psychological harm or suffering to women, including threats of such acts, coercion or arbitrary deprivation of liberty, whether occurring in public or in private life.