Addressing gender-based violence
In 2011, the UNODC in its regional scope concluded a project aimed at strengthening institutions of public security and civil society in combating gender-based violence in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Paraguay and Uruguay.
The objective of the project was to improve the capacity of the countries to offer support to the victims of gender-based violence. For this purpose, the UNODC seek to raise awareness among the government and civil society members on the issues related to violence against women. Moreover, the office conducted a broad study about responses and mechanisms addressing gender-based violence in the five countries of the Southern Cone.
In July 2011, the UNODC presented an analysis " Responses to Gender-Based Violence in the Southern Cone: Achi evements, Challenges and Regional Experiences", during the international seminar hold in Asuncion, Paraguay. The publication summarized the main conclusions of the national analysis, realized also within the framework of the project "Strengthening of Civil Society and Police Stations for Women and to Fight de Gender-based Violence in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Paraguay and Uruguay".
Access the study of Chile - Guide of Integrated Assistance for Gender-Based Violence in Domestic Context (PDF in Spanish)
- 19/07/2011 - UNODC with the support of UN Women launches a regional report on the mechanisms of response to violence against women in the Southern Cone
- 18/07/2011 - Practices of violence against women involving the couple and family relationships persist in the Southern Cone