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.
Working alongside partners – UN Women, the Special Rapporteur on Violence Against Women, LaStrada Moldova, MARTA Latvia, US embassies throughout the world and the Inter-Parliamentary Union, to name just a few – Global Rights for Women collaborates to transform legal systems for women and girls by changing laws, policies, and practices.
GRW works with international partners, most often NGOs, to provide an array of customized trainings on bettering responses to violence against women and girls. We work with international and domestic partners to offer trainings to law enforcement, legal professionals, government representatives, NGOs, and more, that are adapted to the international context and controlling legal framework. All trainings are grounded in local advocacy and the lived experiences of women and girls in those countries.
Members of the GRW staff have been working in the violence against women field for decades and are tireless in their efforts to ensure that our network of partners has consistent access to the current best practices and developments happening across the globe on bettering responses to violence against women. With this in mind, GRW partners with numerous individuals, groups, and organizations to bring about legal reforms and systems change. Our partnerships take various forms; some are more formalized through contracts or funded grants, while others are less formal collaborations with nongovernmental organizations, government and US Embassy contacts, or local partners and experts on violence against women.