Global database on violence against women
- English. Chiefly in English and/or the language in which information is submitted.
- New York, NY : United Nations Division for the Advancement of Women, ©2009-
- Contains brief descriptions of member states and contents to the legal and institutional framework in place for addressing violence against women.
- Women > Violence against > Prevention.
- Women > Violence against > Government policy.
- Women > Violence against > Prevention > International cooperation.
- Women's rights > International cooperation.
- Women > Legal status, laws, etc.
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- Title Variation
- Secretary General's database on violence against women
- United Nations Secretary General's database on violence against women
- Former Title
- UN Secretary General's database on violence against women. < Mar. 25, 2010>
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- Began in 2009.
- Title from home page (viewed on April 11, 2018)
- The global database started is a unique "one-stop site" for information on the following types of measures undertaken by Governments to address violence against women: institutional mechanisms, research and statistical data, laws, policies, budgets, services, prevention, perpetrators, programmes, regional/international initiatives, monitoring and evaluation The database was developed and launched in 2009, and was called the "UN Secretary-General's database on violence against women". In 2016, in accordance with the adoption of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, UN Women updated and redesigned the database and relaunched it as the "Global Database on Violence against Women". The primary sources of information for the database are responses received from Governments to a questionnaire on violence against women sent to all countries in September 2008, supplemented with subsequent updates and other official information provided by Governments
- "All of us men and women, soldiers and peacekeepers, citizens and leaders have a responsibility to help end violence against women"--UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon.
- "Background: 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."--About the database, viewed on Mar. 25, 2010
- "The primary source of information for the database is the responses received from Member States to the questionnaire on violence against women, of September 2008, and subsequent updates. Other sources of information include: States parties' reports to human rights treaty bodies; Information provided by Member States in follow-up to the Fourth World Conference on Women (1995), for reports of the Secretary-General, and in statements made at the United Nations; Information available through relevant United Nations entities."--About the database, viewed on Mar. 25, 2010.
- Mode of access: World Wide Web.