Combating domestic violence against women and girls: Policies to empower women in the Arab region

Authors/editor(s): UNWOMEN/ESCWA

This study examines violence against women and girls in 18 Arab countries covered by both mandates of ESCWA and UN-Women, with particular focus on violence in the domestic sphere. The objective of the study is to generate evidence-based policy recommendations for Arab member countries in order to assist them in scaling up their commitment to combating violence against female population groups, especially in the domestic sphere, and to promote gender equality and enhance women’s empowerment in Arab societies.

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Bibliographic information

Geographic coverage: Arab States/North Africa; Egypt

Subject area(s): Political empowerment

Resource type: Institutional

Publication year: 2013

Number of pages: 72

Publishing entities: Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA); United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women)