Ending violence against women

Violence against women and girls is one of the most systematic and widespread human rights violations. According to a 2013 global review of available data, 35 per cent of women worldwide have experienced either physical and/or sexual intimate partner violence or non-partner sexual violence. Eliminating such violence globally requires intensive efforts, which led world leaders to establish an online tool that increases opportunities to exchange experiences and strengthen knowledge to prevent and stop violence against women. The Global Database on Violence against Women provides easy access to comprehensive and up-to-date information on measures undertaken by United Nations Member States to address all forms of violence against women. Read More...



"Violence against women is not inevitable. In fact, we have more evidence than ever on how to prevent and end it. States now need to take action with a comprehensive approach that is informed and monitored by data and which can be adapted to rapidly changing contexts. Policies and programmes can include accelerating reform of discriminatory legal frameworks; ensuring essential services are available and accessible to survivors, as well as boosting efforts to prosecute offenders."

                                                                                                                                                                                                           Sima Sami Bahous, UN Women Executive Director