New Report: Many Countries Fail to Fully Implement Laws that Protect Women and Girls from Violence
Wednesday, April 12, 2017 10:40 PM

Oxfam International has released a new report analyzing how governments around the world are failing to “fulfill their legislative obligations to address and prevent violence against women and girls.” The report details the difficulties survivors of violence have in accessing justice and essential services, despite the adoption of progressive legislation intended to ensure these rights. Additionally, “lessons are shared about what can be done to improve the implementation of laws, and how civil society organizations can more effectively hold governments to account, so that laws can have a greater impact on ending violence against women and girls.”

Compiled from: Hughes, Christine, Legislative wins, broken promises: Gaps in implementation of laws on violence against women and girls, Oxfam International (March 8, 2017).