Violence against Women: Do the Governments Care? NGO Reports on the State Response
Monday, November 26, 2007 9:39 AM

The VAW Monitoring Program of the Open Society Institute invited the National VAW Monitors of StopVAW (NGOs working in the field of violence against women) to map the situation in their countries on violence against women, with special regard to the state response to it.

The monitoring methodology was based on Recommendation (2002)5 of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe on the protection of women against violence. As a result of the monitoring, 20 Country Reports have been prepared. These reports issue clear recommendations to governments, serving as effective tools for advocacy at national and international levels.