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Legislative Wins, Broken Promises: Gaps in implementation of laws on violence against women and girls

Legislative Wins, Broken Promises: Gaps in implementation of laws on violence against women and girls
60 pages

Authors
Hughes, Christine

Publication date
08 Mar 2017

DOI
10.21201/2017.9163

ISBN
978-0-85598-916-3

Publisher
Oxfam

Type
Research report

This multi-country research report examines the problem of implementation gaps – government failures to fulfill their legislative obligations to address and prevent violence against women and girls. It presents a comparative analysis of shortfalls between government commitments as laid out in laws, and the realities for survivors of violence as they try to access services and justice. Drawing also on positive examples, lessons are shared about what can be done to improve the implementation of laws, and how civil society organizations can more effectively hold governments to account, so that laws can have a greater impact on ending violence against women and girls.

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