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Good practices for ending violence against women

The creation of different forums for cooperation, knowledge, and the sharing of good practices and lessons learned is of fundamental importance in making progress towards the full realization of women’s right to a life free from violence. Despite the challenges we face, a wide array of experiences, efforts, and commitments exist that are having positive impacts in the region.

In September 2013, MESECVI organized the first meeting on Good Practices in the area of justice, gender, and violence, in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The event included experiences from diverse sectors, including the police, public prosecutor’s offices, supreme courts, the executive branch, civil society, and the international community.

What is a good practice in the area of gender-based violence?

UNESCO defines good practice as any action or series of actions resulting from gaps or needs identified, which are systematic, effective, efficient, sustainable, and flexible, and which lead to evident improvement in eliminating these gaps or meeting these needs. Good practices make it possible to learn based on other experiences; facilitate and promote innovative, successful, and sustainable solutions to shared problems; enable bridges to be built among effective empirical solutions, research, and policy; and provide guidelines for the development of new initiatives and policy definition.

These initiatives may be plans, protocols, programs, campaigns, or any activity aimed at the prevention, punishment, and/or eradication of violence against women whose results have had positive impact on women and girls in the region.

Who may forward a good practice?

Anyone may send us one or more good practices for the eradication of violence against women.

Will all best practices be published?

All good practices received will be evaluated by MESECVI before they are published.