Call for Submissions
Wednesday, January 9, 2013 8:50 AM

The Advocates for Human Rights is partnering with UN Women to update the Virtual Knowledge Centre to End Violence Against Women and Girls module on developing legislation. The Virtual Knowledge Center to End Violence Against Women and Girls ( currently has eight active modules that offer guidance and international best practices.  The goal of the Virtual Knowledge Centre is to “provide essential information and guidance for programming to address violence against women and girls.” The Advocates for Human Rights authored both the Legislation module and the Justice module in 2009 and 2011 respectively, and have now been invited to update the Legislation module within the next several months.
The Advocates is asking for your help with this important project. We would like information on new laws, rules, or regulations, programmes, or promising practices that address domestic violence, sex trafficking, sexual assault, female genital mutilation or harmful practices in your country. A promising practice is one that is achieving most of its progressive aims as documented through assessments. Most importantly, the practice demonstrates positive, measurable results or changes related to addressing the relevant area of violence against women and girls.
Please send your submissions to Mary O’Brien at by January 31, 2013. We also request that all submissions contain links to their hard copies or any relevant source. Your submissions and information will positively impact this important resource that is utilized by advocates and policymakers around the world. Thank you in advance for your help with this important project!