Handbook on Effective Police Responses to Violence against Women

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Designed for first-responders such as the police, this handbook explains the issue of police response to violence against women, provides an overview of relevant norms and standards, and gives guidance on how to intervene. In particular, it focuses on how to investigate acts of violence against women—a process that requires considerable sensitivity.

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Violence against women is a global issue of pandemic proportions, which has an impact on all societies. It violates the rights and fundamental freedoms of victims. Such violence can have a devastating effect on the lives of victims, their families and communities. Studies conducted on all five continents suggest that no society can consider itself immune from such violence. Violent practices that victimize women and girls transcend social, cultural, ethnic and religious boundaries.

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