RESPECT Women: Preventing Violence Against Women

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Violence against women (VAW) is preventable and policy-makers can play a critical role in this regard. It is known more than ever before about what works to prevent violence against women.

WHO with UN Women, together with the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), the Government of the Netherlands, Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA), UK Aid, United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the World Bank Group have developed "RESPECT women: preventing violence against women" – a framework aimed primarily at policy-makers.

The framework contains a set of action-oriented steps that enables policymakers and health implementers to design, plan, implement, monitor and evaluate interventions and programmes using seven strategies to prevent VAW. The strategies are summarized in R.E.S.P.E.C.T, with each letter representing one strategy.

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