United Nations Releases Russian Translation of "Handbook for legislation on violence against women"
Tuesday, September 22, 2009 9:25 AM

A Russian translation of the 2009 Handbook for legislation on violence against women, a report of the expert group meeting organized by the United Nations Division for the Advancement of Women and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, has now been released.

The expert group was convened in May, 2008, in response to the Secretary-General’s 2006 in-depth study on all forms of violence against women and General Assembly resolution 61/143.  The group studied different legislative approaches to violence against women and developed this handbook for legislation based upon best practices and lessons learned.  The handbook also includes commentary on legislation on violence against women in a number of countries.

The handbook is also available in English, Arabic, Spanish and French.