Country Colombia
Year 2006
Type of Measure Social services > Shelter/Safe accommodation
Form of Violence Domestic violence/Intimate partner violence

Brief Description


The Restorative Shelters in Medellín, Antioquia provide refuge and comprehensive support for women and their children below the age of 14 years whose lives and physical integrity are threatened by domestic violence. This model, which has been successfully implemented since 2006, is centred on protection and comprehensive support for women, in cases where their physical integrity and that of their children is at risk owing to domestic violence, through the implementation, following a gender- and rights-based approach, of immediate and temporary measures of protection and comprehensive support for the benefit of women who report situations of domestic violence which endanger their own and/or their children’s lives to the competent authorities. In Bogotá, D.C., four shelters for women victims of violence were set up as part of the 2008-2012 development plan “Positive Bogotá: For a Better Life”, executed by the Women, Gender and Sexual Diversity Subsecretariat within the District Planning Secretariat (Bogotá D.C.)

Source of Information

CEDAW/C/COL/7-8, paras. 85-86.