The Convention on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW), the Beijing Platform of Action and the Agreed Conclusions of the 48th Session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) all make explicit calls for prevention to end violence against women. The Cairo Platform of Action at the 1994 International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) and the Agreed Conclusions of the 48th Session of CSW make specific references to engaging men and boys in ending violence against women, as do numerous UN agency plans of action.
The World Health Organization has repeatedly endorsed gender equality work as an important strategy and provided guidance on how to implement it.i However, existing UN agreements on violence against women have yet to make explicit calls for scaling up and implementing universal primary prevention programs to end men’s and boys’ use of violence against women and girls.
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