The Commitment of the States: Plans and policies to eradicate violence against women in Latin America and the Caribbean

Nineteen years have passed since the countries of the region signed the Inter-American Convention of Belém do Pará. Since then, efforts have been made by public institutions and civil society organisations to confront all forms of violence against women. In spite of the progress made, several analyses have demonstrated that many challenges still persist for the effective implementation of legislation and policies aimed at preventing, punishing and eradicating violence against women, as well as for the creation of political-institutional frameworks that generate greater results in this field.

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The Commitment of the States: Plans and policies to eradicate violence against women in Latin America and the Caribbean

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Geographic coverage: Latin America and the Caribbean

Subject area(s): Ending violence against women and girls

Publication year: 2015