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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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Preventive approaches

Prevention of violence towards women, including domestic violence, takes many forms and can involve just as many actors. Programmes can be implemented to prevent forms of violence or afterwards to prevent further victimization and a potential escalation of force. For example, prevention can include

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