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"A LIFE FREE OF VIOLENCE: IT’S OUR RIGHT"

"UNA VIDA SIN VIOLENCIA ES UN DERECHO NUESTRO"

"UMA VIDA SEM VIOLENCIA E UM DIREITO NOSSO               
"UNE VIE SANS VIOLENCE C'EST NOTRE DROIT"


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Preliminary National Reports and Summary of Information

 

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The national reports are presented, in most cases, both in summary form and in their original longer versions. Where one or the other is absent, it shall be available in due course".


Situation of Gender-Based Violence Against Women in Latin America and the Caribbean
An interagency initiative within the framework of the 50th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

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The objective of the regional UNDP project on the "Situation of Gender-Based Violence Against Women in Latin America and the Caribbean. National and Regional Reports" is to collect, systematize, analyze and provide updated information on the occurrence of this social scourge, as well as the work being done to eradicate it, advances, and the agenda pending for the new millenium.

The project is framed within the inter-agency initiative, "Campaign for Women's Human Rights," under the slogan, "A life free of violence. It's our right." This effort by different agencies in the United Nations system is being promoted as part of the commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

 Specific Objectives of the Project

  • Compile and analyze available information on gender-based violence in countries of the region
  • Systematize the information available on gender-based violence against women in the different countries of the region, according to a uniform format established by Project Coordination.
  • In the compilation of important information in this area, collaborate with the mandate of the Special Rapporteur on violence against women of the Human Rights Commission
  • Provide updated information to make known the advances achieved by countries in the region with respect to compliance with the Beijing Platform for Action (1995)
  • Indicate gaps and limitations regarding institutional and social response to the problem of gender-based violence against women, detected through analysis of ongoing experiences in the countries
  • Identify concrete purposive orientations concerning future actions for the prevention, attention and eradication of gender-based violence against women in the country
  • Document best practices in relation to the issue of gender-based and intra-family violence against women and girls.

 Participating Countries

To date, the following countries have accepted the challenge of preparing these reports: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Costa Rica, Chile, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guyana, Honduras, Jamaica, Nicaragua, Paraguay, Peru, Trinidad and Tobago, Uruguay and Venezuela. (Another six countries have also expressed special interest in participating.)

Results Expected

  1. National reports from all participating countries with current information in such areas as:
  • Occurrence and prevalence of gender-based violence against women in the country (last 5 years)
  • National, sectoral and institutional policies and/or plans for addressing and eradicating violence against women
  • Legal framework and administration of justice to address the problem of gender-based violence in the country
  • Services available for detection, referral and attention to situations of violence against women
  • Alternatives being promoted to address violence against women
  • Actions by civil society
  • Successful experiences
  • Proposals and pending agenda

B. A consolidated regional report that integrates and analyzes the situation of gender-based violence in the region, within the context of the Beijing agreements and commitments and with a vision toward the future

C. A regional and national agenda that can orient the definition of national and international policy concerning this issue

D. A list of regional agencies offering services in this area

E.  A list of people with specializations in different fields of work related to the issue of violence against women in the region Top of Page


 

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For more information, please contact Aparna Mehrotra, Focal Point for Women, Tel: (212)963-6828 Fax: (212) 963-9545, e-mail: mehrotra@un.org

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