Efforts should involve both dedicated and integrated programming

Independent and specifically-resourced programmes working directly with security actors, such as to increase police response to incidents of domestic violence, are critical to improving services for survivors; while institutional and system-wide changes require efforts linked to a wider security agenda and plan, such as a national security strategy or plan of action. All interventions should support and contribute to improving both the policy framework under which security actors operate as well as the actual services they provide to women and girls.