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Handbook on Effective Police Responses to Violence against Women

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Designed for first-responders such as the police, this handbook explains the issue of police response to violence against women, provides an overview of relevant norms and standards, and gives guidance on how to intervene. In particular, it focuses on how to investigate acts of violence against women—a process that requires considerable sensitivity.

English French, Spanish

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Factors underlying violence against women

There is no one single, definitive “cause” of violence against women. Any woman, regardless of age, race, ethnicity, education, cultural identity, socio-economic status, occupation, religion, sexual orientation or physical or mental abilities, may be vulnerable to violence.

English Spanish, French

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