UN Women: The Global Virtual Knowledge Centre to End Violence agaisnt Women and Girls

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March 27, 2011

UN Women: The Global Virtual Knowledge Centre to End Violence agaisnt Women and Girls

The Global Virtual Knowledge Centre to End Violence against Women and Girls is an online resource in English, French and Spanish, designed to serve the needs of policymakers, programme implementations and other practitioners dedicated to addressing violence against women and girls. The Centre is an initiative of UN Women, bringing together the valuable contributions of expert organizations and individuals, governments, United Nations sister agencies, and a wide range of relevant actors. Part of the overall effort is encouraging shared ownership of the site and ongoing partnership-building for its continuous development and sustainability.

The primary purpose of the Global Virtual Knowledge Centre is to encourage and support evidence-based programming to more efficiently and effectively design, implement, monitor and evaluate initiatives to prevent and respond to violence against women and girls. To achieve this, the Global Virtual Knowledge Centre offers a 'one stop' service to users by making available the leading tools and evidence on what works to address violence agaisnt women and girls. It draws on expert recommendations, policy and programme evaluation and assessments, and fundamentally on practitioners' experiences from around the world.

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UN Women