Essential Services Package for Women and Girls Subject to Violence Core Elements and Quality Guidelines

Essential Services Package for Women and Girls Subject to Violence Core Elements and Quality Guidelines

The Programme identifies the  essential services to  be provided by the health, social services, police and  justice sectors (the “Essential Services”) as well as  guidelines for the coordination of Essential Services  and the governance of coordination processes and  mechanisms (the “Coordination Guidelines”). Service  delivery guidelines for the core elements of…

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Training Programme on the  Treatment of  Child Victims and Child  Witnesses of Crime  for Law Enforcement Officials

Training Programme on the Treatment of Child Victims and Child Witnesses of Crime for Law Enforcement Officials

Training and capacity-building of law enforcement officials Law enforcement professionals come into contact with both child victims and child witnesses of crime.  They play a crucial role during the pretrial stage, but they also have responsibilities in the trial stage  and sometimes even after the conclusion of the proceedings. In…

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Training Programme on the  Treatment of  Child Victims and Child  Witnesses of Crime  for Prosecutors and Judges

Training Programme on the Treatment of Child Victims and Child Witnesses of Crime for Prosecutors and Judges

One of the most vulnerable groups in any society are its children. They need unvarying protection of  the State, the law and members of society, including criminal justice actors, especially when they  become victims of crime. A fair, effective and efficient criminal justice system is one that respects the rights…

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Planning The Implementation Of The United Nations  Model Strategies And Practical Measures On The  Elimination Of Violence  Against Children  In The Field Of Crime Prevention And Criminal Justice: A Checklist

Planning The Implementation Of The United Nations Model Strategies And Practical Measures On The Elimination Of Violence Against Children In The Field Of Crime Prevention And Criminal Justice: A Checklist

The present Checklist is meant to assist the agencies  responsible for the implementation of the United Nations  Model Strategies and Practical Measures on the Elimination of Violence against Children in the Field of Crime  Prevention and Criminal Justice (hereinafter referred to as  the “Model Strategies”) in reviewing their current capacity  …

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Strategies  And Practical Measures On The  Elimination Of Violence  Against Children  In The Field Of Crime Prevention And Criminal Justice  A New Tool For Policymakers,  Criminal Justice Officials And Practitioners

Strategies And Practical Measures On The Elimination Of Violence Against Children In The Field Of Crime Prevention And Criminal Justice A New Tool For Policymakers, Criminal Justice Officials And Practitioners

This booklet introduces the Model Strategies and  describes 17 broad strategies that you will immediately  relate to the difficult challenges faced by every society  and community trying to eliminate violence against children. It focuses specifically on the role of the criminal  justice system, in cooperation with other sectors, in preventing…

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Criteria for the Design and  Evaluation of Juvenile Justice Reform Programmes

Criteria for the Design and Evaluation of Juvenile Justice Reform Programmes

The main objective of the present publication is to provide a conceptual framework for  the design of juvenile justice reform programmes and a general approach for evaluating  the impact of those programmes on children and their rights and on crime and public  safety. This involves, initially, identifying the general criteria…

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Handbook for Professionals and Policymakers on Justice in matters  involving child victims and witnesses of crime

Handbook for Professionals and Policymakers on Justice in matters involving child victims and witnesses of crime

The Guidelines, which represent good practice based on the consensus of  contemporary knowledge and relevant regional and international norms,  standards and principles, were adopted with a view to providing a practical  framework to achieve the following objectives:

  • To assist in the review of national laws, procedures and

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Preventing Violence, Promoting Peace A Policy Toolkit for Preventing Interpersonal, Collective and Extremist Violence

Preventing Violence, Promoting Peace A Policy Toolkit for Preventing Interpersonal, Collective and Extremist Violence

The Commonwealth Charter includes the principle that international peace and security, sustainable economic growth and development, and the rule of law are essential to improving the lives of all people in the Commonwealth. The Commonwealth adopted a Peace Building Commonwealth as its theme for 2017. To support this theme, Preventing…

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Global Plan of Action to prevent interpersonal violence (2016)

Global Plan of Action to prevent interpersonal violence (2016)

GLOBAL PLAN OF ACTION to strengthen the role of the health system within a national multisectoral response to address interpersonal violence, in particular against women and girls, and against children. The global plan of action is a technical document informed by evidence, best practices and existing WHO technical guidance. It…

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Gender (in)equality in South African families: A call for policies and programmes to promote egalitarian gender relations in the home

Gender (in)equality in South African families: A call for policies and programmes to promote egalitarian gender relations in the home

Extremely high levels of violence and HIV/Aids have been documented in South Africa. Research has also demonstrated the ways in which particular notions of masculinity and femininity are intertwined with practices of violence and sexual risk. In particular, men and boys’ adherence to versions of masculinity that privilege dominance, physical…

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Addressing the vulnerability of men in South African violence prevention policy: a call to make males visible in policies and programmes tackling violence

Addressing the vulnerability of men in South African violence prevention policy: a call to make males visible in policies and programmes tackling violence

South Africa has a significant violence problem. Violence is endemic among women and girls, with a significant proportion of traumatic events linked to sexual violence, which is grossly underreported (1). However, although the rate of female homicide involving intimate partners is alarmingly high, at six times the global rate (2),…

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Economic strengthening activities in child protection interventions: An adapted systematic review

Economic strengthening activities in child protection interventions: An adapted systematic review

The past two decades have seen a growing focus on both poverty reduction and promoting children’s rights. In children’s rights, the right to protection from exploitation, abuse and violence has often been a ‘Cinderella’ area; it is considered to affect relatively few children, and as a specialist area of social…

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What can internationally comparable quantitative data tell us about how gender norms are changing?

What can internationally comparable quantitative data tell us about how gender norms are changing?

This Research and practice note outlines how standardised national surveys, opinion data and administrative data from developing countries, collected at regular intervals, can reveal important information about how gender norms affect adolescent girls, and whether prevailing norms are changing.

Developing country governments regularly collect nationally representative data relevant…

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Changing gender norms: monitoring and evaluating programmes and projects

Changing gender norms: monitoring and evaluating programmes and projects

To understand whether projects and programmes to change discriminatory gender norms affecting adolescent girls are having their intended effect – and to make the necessary changes if they are not – it is important to monitor change (or lack of change) at regular intervals.  As well as being vital to…

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How communications can change social norms around adolescent girls

How communications can change social norms around adolescent girls

Poised at the intersection between childhood and adulthood, adolescent girls face unique challenges to the full development and exercise of their capabilities. Child marriage and under-investment in girls’ education are two such challenges that continue to limit girls’ trajectories, fuelled in part by discriminatory social norms that uphold these practices…

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Young people as agents and advocates of development

Young people as agents and advocates of development

This report and evidence map present the available evidence concerning the impact of interventions and initiatives that aim to support young people’s greater involvement in development processes in two key ways: as ‘agents’, leading and implementing initiatives, and as ‘advocates’, participating in and influencing political and decision-making

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