Anti Violence Against Women Plan of Action
Violence against women and girls is one of the most intractable and complex issues on the global policy agenda that will affect one out of three women during her lifetime. According to the United Nations, this phenomenon is a major obstacle to achieving equality, development, and peace. To build a collective response, the National Council for Research on Women, in partnership with the US National Committee for UN Women (previously, UNIFEM USNC), gathered experts at Hunter College in New York for a joint conference (June 11-12, 2010). Leading researchers, advocates, and policy-makers from academia, business, philanthropy, government, and nongovernmental organizations explored the latest trends and findings as well as identified the most effective anti-violence initiatives at the local, national, and global levels.
The conference generated a series of strategies and recommendations for policy reform in a final Plan of Action. The Plan and its Addendum of resources seek to mobilize researchers, policymakers, advocates, and donors-and provide them with a range of action steps in four main areas: political action; activism and advocacy; research; and funding and training.
What We Do
NCRW is a network of leading university and community based research, policy, and advocacy centers with a growing global reach dedicated to advancing rights and opportunities for women and girls. We also have a Corporate Circle comprised of senior diversity professionals from leading U.S. and global member companies and a Presidents Circle of college and university leaders who share our commitment. NCRW harnesses the collective power of its network to provide knowledge, analysis, and thought leadership on issues ranging from reducing women’s poverty to building a critical mass of women’s leadership across sectors.