Advocating for New Laws or the Reform of Existing Laws on Violence Against Women and Girls
last updated September 28, 2018
In partnership with UN Women, The Advocates for Human Rights created sections on advocating for new laws and refroming existing laws on violence against women for UN Women's Virtual Knowledge Centre to End Violence against Women and Girls. This section, along with sections addressing other forms of violence against women and girls, may be found under Legislation at
Throughout the Legislation Module of, reference to certain provisions or sections of legislation, part of a legal judgment, or aspect of a practice does not imply that the legislation, judgment, or practice is considered in its entirety to be a good example or a promising practice. Some of the laws cited herein may contain provisions which authorize the death penalty. In light of the United Nations General Assembly resolutions 62/149 and 63/168 calling for a moratorium on and ultimate abolition of capital punishment, the death penalty should not be included in sentencing provisions for crimes of violence against women and girls.