Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Public information and awareness-raising measures 12/15

94. In Belgium, 70,000 copies of a brochure in seventeen languages was distributed to inform victims of the possibilities of support and advice. Further measures included annual awareness campaigns, particularly on the international day against violence against women, a play to address in an innovative way the issue of violence between partners, a national website on partner violence and a television commercial to draw attention to the issue of domestic violence, as well as posters of child victims of violence (committed by friends or relatives) or sexual abuse on display in the streets.

 95. In Ecuador, the campaign “NO estàs sola Denuncia!” was launched, which included an academic forum on a human rights based approach to gender equality and a fair on free legal advice and psychosocial care.

96. The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland reported on its national prevention campaign “This is Abuse”, aiming to encourage teenagers to rethink their views about rape, consent and abuse. In 2010, in Wales the “Right to be Safe” Strategy was launched, which focused on reducing the incidence of violence against women and domestic abuse and increasing the safety of those experiencing it. The Strategy identified four key priority areas, namely prevention and raising awareness, providing support to victims and children, improving the response of criminal justice agencies and improving the response of health services and other agencies.

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