Resources for Legal Reform on Violence Against Women

Global Rights for Women is recognized as an international expert and thought leader on legal reform on violence against women (VAW). Our expertise is grounded in international, regional and national laws and policies. Just as importantly, it relies on the collective experience of women’s rights advocates around the world who are developing best practices in drafting and implementation. This collaborative approach is the cornerstone of our international trainings, research and other contributions to ending violence against women and girls.

This page provides links to selected key resources for best practices on legal reform on VAW. It is for those who are drafting or amending laws, researching best practices on their implementation, drafting shadow reports,or simply acquainting themselves with the vast framework of law and other materials on violence against women.  Please read a few of the contributions our team has made to the field, such as Coercive control now a crime in the UK and I-VAWA as a Mechanism to Address Normative Gaps in Legal Frameworks on Violence Against Women .

Please return to this page often to discover new additions to this trove of resources. A compilation of key judicial and committee decisions will be added as well. You can also follow us on Facebook to learn of new developments around the world on legal and systemic reforms on violence against women.

International, Regional and National Legal Frameworks

Legislative Resources

Monitoring Resources

Intergovernmental and Governmental Agency Reports

Implementation Resources

VAW Legal Reform Analysis

General Resources