Ending Violence Against Women: From Words to Action

This study highlights that violence against women was drawn out of the private domain into public attention and the arena of State accountability largely because of the grass-roots work of women’s organizations and movements around the world. This work draws attention to the fact that violence against women is not the result of random, individual acts of misconduct, but rather is deeply rooted in structural relationships of inequality between women and men. The interaction between women’s advocacy and United Nations initiatives has been a driving factor in establishing violence against women as a human rights issue on the international agenda.” Furthermore, this study “identifies ways to close the gap between States’ obligations under international norms, standards and policies and their inadequate and inconsistent implementation at the national level. It calls for efforts to eradicate violence against women to become a higher priority at the local, national and international level.

United Nations
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United Nations: New York