A Life Free of Violence: Unleashing the Power of Women's Empowerment and Gender Equality

Saturday, November 1, 2008
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United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM)
PeaceWomen Consolidated Themes: 
General Women, Peace and Security
Human Rights
Sexual and Gender-Based Violence

As a spearhead agency on the issue, UNIFEM has a strong record on working to end violence against women, part of its mandate in advancing women‘s empowerment and gender equality. UNIFEM has been at the forefront of advocacy efforts, brokering partnerships, inter-agency collaboration and pioneering approaches to respond to violence against women in a wide range of countries and settings. To advance UNIFEM‘s work and accelerate progress in implementation and upscaling, the organization‘s vision and future directions are set out in this 2008-2013 Strategy, A Life Free of Violence: Unleashing the Power of Women's Empowerment and Gender Equality.

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United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM), A Life Free of Violence, 2008