RESPECT: Seven Strategies for Preventing Violence Against Women

Violence against women and girls is a major public health problem rooted in gender inequality and is also a serious violation of human rights that affects the lives and health of millions of women and girls.

Preventing violence requires concerted and sustained action between different sectors of government and civil society informed by the best available evidence on what works to prevent violence against all women and girls.

The RESPECT framework provides a technical package of seven evidence-based strategies and approaches with the best potential to end violence against women and girls, namely: