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Not a minute more: ending violence against women /
[editor, Gloria Jacobs].
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[New York] : UNIFEM, United Nations Development Fund for Women, c2003.
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112 p. : ill.
ISBN
0912917849
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[New York] : UNIFEM, United Nations Development Fund for Women, c2003.
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0912917849
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5239517
 
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* Researched by a select commission of experts * Published by UNIFEM, the leading advocate for women's empowerment and gender equality * Part of a successful line of UNIFEM books addressing concerns of women in global development Not a Minute Moreyanks the often-overlooked problem of violence against women out from the shadows of the international agenda and plants it firmly in the foreground. By positioning the issue as a violation of human rights, a public health problem, and a crime against humanity, it builds on the achievements of women around the world working to create a safe and secure future through legislation, policy creation, and the establishment of social programs. Based on regional reviews conducted by UNIFEM-commissioned experts and assimilated into one volume, the book gives us an overview of the progress made by women over the last decade, sheds light on the programs and networks that have been ignored outside their own sphere, and examines the challenges ahead. The contributors discuss the next steps to meet forecasted challenges and end violence against women once and for all. The groundwork for this book was laid by many people including 18 UNIFEM-commissioned international field researchers, dozens of UNIFEM staff in New York and in the regional offices, and Noleen Heyzer, Executive Director of UNIFEM.
Main Description
* Researched by a select commission of experts * Published by UNIFEM, the leading advocate for women "s empowerment and gender equality * Part of a successful line of UNIFEM books addressing concerns of women in global development Not a Minute Moreyanks the often-overlooked problem of violence against women out from the shadows of the international agenda and plants it firmly in the foreground. By positioning the issue as a violation of human rights, a public health problem, and a crime against humanity, it builds on the achievements of women around the world working to create a safe and secure future through legislation, policy creation, and the establishment of social programs. Based on regional reviews conducted by UNIFEM-commissioned experts and assimilated into one volume, the book gives us an overview of the progress made by women over the last decade, sheds light on the programs and networks that have been ignored outside their own sphere, and examines the challenges ahead. The contributors discuss the next steps to meet forecasted challenges and end violence against women once and for all. The groundwork for this book was laid by many people including 18 UNIFEM-commissioned international field researchers, dozens of UNIFEM staff in New York and in the regional offices, and Noleen Heyzer, Executive Director of UNIFEM.
Main Description
Throughout the world, one in three women will experience violence in their lifetime, such as beating, rape, or assault, yet it continues to be downplayed by the general public and by policymakers who fail to create and fund programmes to eradicate it. However, there have been some significant achievements made over the last few decades to combat gender-based violence and to promote women's empowerment. This publication examines the various forms of violence experienced by women around the world, drawing on the findings of research conducted by expert consultants. It highlights examples of good practices and explores the reasons why some activities have failed to meet their objectives. It goes on to consider policy options available and makes recommendations for actions required to build on these achievements. The report includes details of legislation on gender-based violence by country, selected indicators on violence against women, and information on projects supported by the UNIFEM Trust Fund to eliminate violence against women.
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"Not a Minute More yanks the often-overlooked problem of violence against women out from the shadows of the international agenda and plants it firmly in the foreground. By positioning the issue as a violation of human rights, a public health problem, and a crime against humanity, it builds on the achievements of women around the world working to create a safe and secure future through legislation, policy creation, and the establishment of social programs."
Table of Contents
"WomenâÇÖs Rights are Human Rights": A New Language and New Standard
Spreading the Word: Advocacy and Awareness-Raising
Outlawing Violence: Laws and Legal Reform
Making Commitments: Governmental Action Plans
Measuring the Issue: Research Initiatives
An Agenda for Moving Forward
Recommendations
Notes/Acronyms
Legislation on Violence Against Women by Country
Selected Indicators on Violence Against Women
Projects supported by the UNIFEM Trust Fund to Eliminate Violence against Women
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