Gender-based violence affects many aspects of survivors' and victims' lives, including
access to education, employment, housing, health care, legal support, and physical
and mental health services. While many governments have enacted policies and programmes
to eradicate gender-based violence and address its intersectional impacts, strategic
planning, policy co-ordination, and long-term investment in services has often been
uneven. This publication explores how countries can strengthen public governance systems,
respond to the needs and experiences of survivors/victims, and improve access to justice
and accountability to effectively address gender-based violence.