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NCJ Number: 155960 Find in a Library
Title: Review of Priority Themes: Activities of United Nations Bodies and Institutions With Regard to the Issue of Violence Against Women and Children
Corporate Author: United Nations
Economic and Social Council
Cmssn on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice
Date Published: 1995
Page Count: 21
Sponsoring Agency: United Nations
Vienna, Austria
Publication Number: E/CN.15/1995/5
Sale Source: United Nations
Economic and Social Council
Cmssn on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice
Type: Survey
Language: English
Country: Austria
Annotation: This report describes the extent of United Nations (UN) and international organization involvement in the prevention of violence against women and children.
Abstract: The UN has undertaken initiatives to eliminate violence against women. Efforts have been made to understand women's rights and human rights and to facilitate international collaboration on gender issues. These efforts have taken the form of meetings, manuals, training, and clearinghouse activities. Violence against women and children has been on the agenda of the Council of Europe and the International Criminal Police Organization. Specialized UN agencies also involved in violence prevention include the UN Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, as well as the World Health Organization, the International Labour Organization, the UN Children's Fund, the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, and the Centre for Human Rights. In addition, the UN Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice Programme Network is actively engaged in initiatives that focus on violence against women and children. 2 notes
Main Term(s): World criminology
Index Term(s): Child victims; Crime in foreign countries; Female victims; Foreign crime prevention; Gender issues; Human rights; International cooperation; Juveniles; United Nations (UN); Victims of violent crime; Violence prevention
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