Legal Reform

The Advocates for Human Rights offers a range of resources designed to foster legal reform efforts throughout the world. When properly developed, legal reforms can also help create more effective laws that better protect women and promote accountability for the perpetrators of violence. StopVAW has collected an array of information on the following subjects:

Human Rights Reporting

Women Human Rights Training

Advocating for New Laws or Reforms

Guides to Drafting New Laws:

Reforming Laws on Violence Against Women

The Advocates for Human Rights conducts trainings for legal professionals and extensive research. The Advocates publishes reports that monitor domestic violence laws and their implementation in partner countries.

Is your country in the process of drafting or amending a domestic violence law? The Advocates for Human Rights provides commentary to laws and amendments to domestic violence laws. To request commentary or to inquire further, please contact Rose Park at