Country Austria
Year 2010
Type of Measure Institutional mechanisms
Form of Violence Violence against women and girls

Brief Description

The "Alliance Against Violence" was initiated by the Ministry of the Interior in cooperation with "Kuratorium Sicheres Österreich". In order to ensure better networking between all Austrian actors actively engaged in violence prevention, a coordination centre against violence was established within the Federal Criminal Police Office in 2010. One of the main projects of the "Alliance Against Violence" is called "MedPol". Its aim is to enhance identification of injuries caused by third parties, especially when inflicted by domestic violence, and improve documentation in order to enable criminal proceedings to be conducted. The content has also been included in training for medical officers in police ser-vice and specially trained prevention officers.

Source of Information

Government of Austria, National Review on Beijing +20, page 18