In 2006, the United Nations General Assembly called on the Secretary-General of the organization to establish a database on the nature and consequences of violence against women, and on the impact and effectiveness of policies and programmes to combat it.
There are a number of ways to search the data:
- Country pages
- Advanced search (type of government or policy measure; form of violence; country/region; year; and keyword)
- Good practices
Sources for the information include:
- States parties’ reports to human rights treaty bodies
- Information provided by Member States in follow-up to the Fourth World