Understanding Culture
Protecting Human Rights
Thoraya
A. Obaid

UNFPA Executive Director
Gender Equity Human Rights

Bangladesh
Colombia
Ghana
Kenya
Mauritania
Mexico
Morocco
Romania
Sierra Leone
Turkey

Laying the groundwork

Starting off right
Bulding in sustainability
Women's options
Capacity-Building
Multisectoral alliances
Unity
Data-Gathering
Change from within
Youth & Education
Caring for the individual
Gaining support through advocacy
The Projects



Develop a system of data-gathering
Introducing a system to document incidents and patterns of violence against women is important not only for defining and quantifying the problem, but for tracking and monitoring cases. In districts of Romania, an integrated information system has been piloted for reporting, screening and referring cases of domestic violence, with the objective of launching it nationwide. The process of creating the system helped clarify the notion, even among NGOs working in that field, of what it means to be a victim of domestic violence and how it is diagnosed.Though the information obtained remains strictly confidential, it provides a means for professional follow-up on cases. Documentation of results can also be a key to continued funding.

 



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