23 August 2010

U.N. Secretary General's Database on Violence Against Women

UN Secretary General's Database on Violence Against Women

In December 2006, the General Assembly of the United Nations adopted a comprehensive resolution calling for an intensification of efforts to eliminate all forms of violence against women and requesting the Secretary-General to establish a coordinated database on the extent, nature and consequences of all forms of violence against women, and on the impact and effectiveness of policies and programmes for, including best practices in, combating such violence.

Link: UN Secretary General's Database on Violence Against Women

How to use the database

Advanced search: The "advanced search" function allows the user to search the database by: type of measure; form of violence; country/region; year; and keyword. This is the most comprehensive and systematic method of searching the database.

Country pages: Each country page provides the user with a comprehensive and easily printable list of available information on measures undertaken by the selected country.

Good practices page: The good practices page provides a full listing of measures identified as good practices, with a particular focus on good practices in law; in service provision; and in prevention. This page will be developed over time to expand the list of good and promising practices.

Unguided search: Users may search the database using the search field in the top right-hand corner of the page. However, this search will return only those records that contain the exact language that the user has entered and is therefore likely not to return as many results as the advanced search option.