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Lineas de trabajo - Mujeres libres de violencia en Iberoamérica
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OBJECTIVES OF THE INITIATIVE

Photo source: UN Women/David Bustamante

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Institutional strengthening

Monitoring and evaluation are essential to measure the effectiveness of the public action response and to assess its performance, but also to build and formulate a strong evidence base of what works with respect to strategies to eradicate violence against women. women. For this reason, the Initiative will focus on strengthening the capacity of the entities responsible for the formulation, monitoring and evaluation of public policies and comprehensive laws for the elimination of violence against women.

On the other hand, given the need to understand the magnitude of violence against women in order to strengthen and improve the effectiveness of prevention and response policies, the Initiative will seek to strengthen the technical capacity of the entities responsible for the collection and management of statistical data. , as well as generating innovative knowledge about the real scale of violence against women, its magnitude, its causes and effects.

Photo source: UN Women/Santiago Serrano

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Attention, protection and reparation to women victims/survivors of violence

In order to provide an adequate response to violence against women and maintain their safety and well-being, it is essential to provide care, protection and reparation services from a culture of empowerment that helps women victims/survivors to study the various options they have available to you and support your decisions.

In this sense, the Initiative will affect the strengthening of the response capacity of specialized services, through the training and training of its personnel, as well as the development of quality standards.

Finally, with the objective of ensuring that the services of all the sectors involved are coordinated and managed to offer an integrated, multidisciplinary, systematic and sustained response, work will be done to strengthen the articulation and coordination capacity of the instances responsible for care. , protection and recovery of women victims/survivors of VAW, as well as with other key sectors such as civil society.

Photo source: UN Women/Santiago Serrano

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Prevention of violence against women

Prevention cannot be a short-term effort, but rather an endeavor that requires continued commitment by governments and other stakeholders, as well as further research to  report and monitor progress and action to eradicate violence against women at its source. In this sense, it is necessary not only to work in favor of the achievement of gender equality in all areas and at all levels, but also to work to promote changes in discriminatory attitudes and practices through educational programs that promote relationships of respect and gender equality from an early age, as well as multifaceted and social mobilization approaches that involve key strategic groups, such as men, community and religious leaders or the private sector, among others.

In this sense, the Initiative will seek to generate tools that allow promoting and measuring the cultural change of Ibero-American society in the face of violence against women, as well as strengthening the technical capacities of the educational field to prevent its appearance. Additionally, given the importance of strengthening the prevention arguments addressed to the public, the Initiative will also seek the development of tools and methodologies that allow the homogenization and standardization of the information collection processes to estimate the cost of violence against women VCM in Ibero-American countries