Violence against women must be given highest priority, UN agency says

Efforts to root out violence against women have run into stiffening resistance in many instances and the issue must now be given the highest priority on the global agenda, the United Nations Fund for Women (UNIFEM) said today.

UN refugee agency launches new guidelines to combat violence against women

The United Nations refugee agency has launched revised guidelines for combating sexual and gender-based violence against displaced women and children in a bid to ensure better delivery of services and protection of those at risk.

WHO calls for urgent action on devastating impact of violence

The 192-member United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) today unanimously called for urgent action to stem the global public health impact of violence in view of its devastating effect on physical, mental and reproductive health and the vast amount of human and financial health resources required to respond to it.

New guide provides information on UN resources in preventing violence

To help local communities and national governments searching for solutions to prevent everyday violence, the United Nations has pulled together the unique expertise of its lead agencies in a practical, groundbreaking resource guide issued today.