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



Forge alliances across sectors
Violence against women is a complex problem with medical, psychological, educational, social, cultural, economic, legal and human rights dimensions. To effectively care for survivorsand to stop the inter-generational cycle of violenceall of these dimensions need to be addressed. In Morocco, a broad base of support for combating violence against women has been achieved through partnerships among both governmental and nongovernmental groups. These include the ministries of health, justice and religious affairs, political parties, human rights organizations and other NGOs, as well as international donors. In Romania, an inter-ministerial working group on domestic violence was created at the national level, composed of representatives of the Ministry of Labour, Social Protection and Family, the National Authority for the Child and Adoption, the Ministry of Interior, Ministry of Health, Ministry of Justice, Ministry of Education and Research, and the National Authority for People with Disabilities. At the local level, multidisciplinary teams were brought together and continue to function in an advisory capacity. The teams include representatives of local ministries, district councils, universities and advocacy groups.

 



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