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
Caring for the individual
Gaining support through advocacy
The Projects
Bangladesh
Colombia
Ghana
Kenya
Mauritania
Mexico
Morocco
Romania
Sierra Leone
Turkey



Romania
Domestic violence in Romania was brought to national attention by the results of a 1999 survey, which found that the incidence of physical abuse reported by women there was higher than in other Eastern European countries. UNFPA is supporting efforts from the grass roots to the highest levels of Government to raise awareness of the problem, promote legislative and institutional reforms to combat it, and set up demonstration projects of what works. One key to the success of these projects is establishing partnerships among district health authorities, local administrations, neighbourhood police, NGOs and the media. Another is helping people explore their own attitudes about domestic violence through training and innovative awareness campaigns.

 



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