The UN plans to support the launch of a new UN Global Campaign to Prevent Violence against Women and Girls in 2018, with an ambitious and broad set of action to be taken with a range of partners and stakeholders. UN entities will strive to take a more integrated approach to prevent violence against women and girls. The campaign will build on the work of the UN Women Global Reporting Initiative (UNWGRI) and a range of evidence-based programmes.
The planned activities reflect the UN’s commitment to reducing violence against women and girls through effective prevention and response, safety and justice, and institutional action. This year also marks the beginning of the Global Campaign to Prevent Violence against Women and Girls (CPVWG), the first global, multi-stakeholder partnership on violence against women and girls.
The United Nations is taking important actions to prevent violence against women and girls. In 2017, the UN will focus on prevention, support for survivors and accountability, including by introducing standards for shelters, networks of support for survivors, and training and development. UN entities also continue to work on prevention by addressing risk factors at the community level, such as through national and international legislation that criminalises violence against women and girls.
The priority of the agenda identified ten areas of priority for preventing violence against women and girls. In 2017, UN entities, civil society, the private sector and other partners will actively collaborate to meet these goals.
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