|Strategies for Confronting Domestic Violence - A Resource Manual (UN, 1993, 130 p.)|
Governments can no longer ignore the problem of domestic violence: international pressure to do something about the urgent situation calls for an immediate response.
Recently, the United Nations agreed to prepare a policy document on domestic violence. The document was to cover all aspects of violence directed against women, children, the elderly and the disabled which takes place within their homes.
This Manual is the first step. It focuses on the violence committed by husbands and male partners against their wives and female partners. It identifies many different strategies that Governments, police, social service agencies, health workers, community organizations and womens groups around the world are using to confront the violence that women suffer at home.
The purpose of this Manual is to give everyone with a responsibility for, or an interest in, ending the violence that women experience in their own homes ideas on actions that they can take and strategies that they can promote to solve the problem.
Violence against women in their own homes is a serious human rights violation.
To stop this violence, many different government and social agencies and people from many different organizations will have to work together. Of all the strategies discussed in this Manual, working effectively together is the most important one of all.