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A framework to underpin action to prevent violence against women


This the United Nations' global framework for understanding and addressing violence against women. It is based around eight fundamental concepts and principles for understanding the issue and taking effective action: 1. The problem; 2. Conditions that need to be addressed to eliminate the problem; 3. Foundations for prevention; 4. Actions to prevent VAW, implemented with individuals, communities, organisations and societal structures and institutions through a coordinated, multi-sectoral approach; 5. Optimising prevention through effort that is timely and targeted, and tailored to particular groups, stages and transitions and the norms, structures and practices influencing them; 6. Maximising impact by working through multiple entry points; 7. Anticipated short-term outcomes (the conditions required in the short term to secure longer-term impacts); 8. Anticipated longer-term impacts.





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