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Breaking the Cycle of Gender-based Violence

Translating Evidence into Action for Victim/Survivor-centred Governance

An alarming number of women and girls become victims/survivors of gender-based violence (GBV) at least once during their lifetime. While GBV has garnered more attention from policymakers in recent years, and has become a top gender-equality priority for OECD countries, significant challenges remain in all countries. This report promotes a comprehensive approach to breaking the cycle of GBV by combining insights from recent OECD work with robust evidence from surveys and questionnaires conducted in OECD Member countries. It offers recommendations for a comprehensive OECD GBV Governance Framework encompassing laws and access to justice, transforming restrictive gender norms, and integrating service delivery to prevent, address and - ultimately - end this violation of human rights.

Published on October 02, 2023

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Foreword
Abbreviations and acronyms
Executive summary
Why preventing and addressing gender-based violence matters
Strong legal frameworks: a necessity to end and prevent gender-based violence
Building holistic and effective systems to tackle gender-based violence
A victim/survivor-centric governance and service culture for ending gender-based violence
Addressing intimate partner violence through integrated service delivery
Access to justice and accountability to prevent and respond to gender-based violence
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