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Supplement to the Handbook for Legislation on Violence against Women

“Harmful practices” against women

  • Author: UN, DESA
  • Publication date: August 2011
  • Page count: 44
  • Language(s) in this book: English
  • Sales number: 10.IV.13

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ISBN: 9789210555371

About the book

This publication, in relation to legislation on harmful practices against women, supplements the DAW/DESA Handbook for legislation on violence against women, and it should be read in conjunction with the Handbook. The purpose of the Handbook and the Supplement is to provide detailed guidance for all stakeholders to support the adoption and effective implementation of legislation which prevents violence against women, punishes perpetrators and ensures the rights of victims/survivors. The adoption and enforcement of national laws to address and punish all forms of violence against women and girls, in line with international human rights standards, is one of the five key outcomes which the Secretary-General's campaign UNITE to End Violence against Women aims to achieve in all countries by 2015.