GBV - Links

  • The Global Virtual Knowledge Centre to End Violence against Women and Girls

    The Global Virtual Knowledge Centre to End Violence against Women and Girls is an online resource in English, French and Spanish, designed to serve the needs of policymakers, programme implementers and other practitioners dedicated to addressing violence against women and girls. The Centre is an initiative of UN Women, bringing together the valuable contributions of expert organizations and individuals, governments, United Nations sister agencies, and a wide range of relevant actors. Part of the overall effort is encouraging shared ownership of the site and ongoing partnership-building for its continuous development and sustainability. The primary purpose of the Global Virtual Knowledge Centre is to encourage and support evidence-based programming to more efficiently and effectively design, implement, monitor and evaluate initiatives to prevent and respond to violence against women and girls. To achieve this, the Global Virtual Knowledge Centre offers a ‘one stop’ service to users by making available the leading tools and evidence on what works to address violence against women and girls. It draws on expert recommendations, policy and programme evaluations and assessments, and fundamentally, on practitioners’ experiences from around the world. More

  • FPO
    The UN Secretary-General's database on violence against women 

    In December 2006, the General Assembly of the United Nations adopted a comprehensive resolution calling for an intensification of efforts to eliminate all forms of violence against women and requesting the Secretary-General to establish a coordinated database on the extent, nature and consequences of all forms of violence against women, and on the impact and effectiveness of policies and programmes for, including best practices in, combating such violence. More

  • FPO
    Help & Shelter

    The UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women launched a new giving promotion at the annual commemoration of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women at UN headquarters in New York. More Caribbean Crisis Centres

  • HotPeachPages

    Global list of abuse hotlines, shelters, refuges, crisis centres and women's organizations, plus domestic violence information in over 80 languages. More

  • Launched in 2008, the United Nations Secretary-General’s UNiTE to End Violence against Women campaign aims to raise public awareness and increase political will and resources for preventing and ending all forms of violence against women and girls in all parts of the world.

  • Although there are a number of existing websites and resources that contain constitutions from around the world, including some that are searchable, this is the first searchable database that looks at constitutions specifically through a gender lens.

  • Represents an international, interdisciplinary journal dedicated to the publication of research and information on all aspects of the problem of violence against women.

  • The United Nations Commission on Human Rights in resolution 1994/45, adopted on 4 March 1994, decided to appoint a Special Rapporteur on violence against women, including its causes and consequences. The mandate was extended by the Commission on Human Rights in 2003, at its 59th session in resolution 2003/45.

  • Walking into walls: Walking into Walls is a social media campaign that found its roots in a 2012 regional meeting organised by the Caribbean Institute for Women in Leadership (CIWiL) and supported by UN Women.