Respect Women: Preventing Violence Against Women

RESPECT – to end violence against women

Publish Date: 
2019
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Violence against women is a major public health problem rooted in gender inequality, and is a gross violation of women’s human rights affecting the lives and health of millions of women and girls. The RESPECT framework offers evidence-based strategies that policymakers can use to take action to prevent violence against women.

This prevention framework from the World Health Organization offers evidence-based strategies for preventing violence against women, based on the RESPECT acronym:

  • Relationship skills strengthened
  • Empowerment of women
  • Services ensured
  • Poverty reduced
  • Environments made safe
  • Child and adolescent abuse prevented
  • Transformed attitudes, beliefs, and norms

Policymakers are the primary audience for this document, but program implementers working on preventing and responding to violence against women will also find it useful for designing, planning, implementing, and monitoring and evaluating interventions and programs.

Access the guide and accompanying video from the World Health Organization's website.

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