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Ageng'o, Carole, Harmful Traditional Practices in Europe: Judicial Interventions, 2009; available in English.

Amnesty International Australia Setting the Standard: International Good Practice to Inform an Australian National Plan of Action to Eliminate Violence Against Women, 2008; available in English.  

Basu, Asmita, Harmful Practices Against Women in India: An Examination of Selected Legislative Responses, 2009. available in English.

Bokhari, Shahnaz, Good Practices in Legislation to Address Harmful Practices Against Women in Pakistan, 2009.  available in English.

Cambodian Center for Human Rights, Punishment Fitting the Crime: Effectively punishing and combating acid violence in Cambodia through the creation and enforcement of a law, January 2012. available in English.

Cambodian Center for Human Rights, Ending the Cycle of Impunity for Acid Crimes in Cambodia, May 2012. available in English.

Coker-Appiah, Dorcas, The CEDAW Convention and Harmful Practices Against Women: The Work of the CEDAW Committee, 2009. available in English

Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly, Resolution 1327 (2003) on So-called “honour crimes”, 4 April 2003 (16th Sitting). available in English.

Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly, Resolution 1681 (2009) - Urgent need to combat so-called “honour crimes, 26 June 2009. available in English.  

Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly Report, Doc. 12350 – Gender-related claims for asylum, 26 July 2010. Available in English.

Jalal, Imrana, Harmful Practices Against Women in Pacific Island Countries: Customary and Conventional Laws, Expert Paper, 2009. available in English.

Kanabahita Byamukama, Dora C., Effectiveness of Legislation Enacted to Address Harmful Practices Against Women in Uganda, Including Maltreatment of Widows and Female Genital Mutilation, Expert Paper, 2009. available in English.

Kouyaté, Morissanda, Harmful Traditional Practices Against Women And Legislation, Expert Paper, 2009. available in English.

Ministry of Health & Family Welfare of India, Pre-Natal Diagnostic Techniques (RDNT) Act & Rules, drafted 1994, enacted 1996, amended 2002 & 2003; available in English.

National Advisory Council on VAW and the Violence Against Women Office. Toolkit to End Violence Against Women,; available in English.

Report of the Special Rapporteur on violence against women, its causes and consequences, a framework for model legislation on domestic violence, E/CN.4/1996/53/Add.2, 1996; available in English.

Silva Miguez, Liliana, The Efficiency of Legislation Enacted to Face Harmful Acts Against Women in Latin America and the Caribbean, Expert Paper, 2009; available in English.

Stormorken, Lalaine Sadiwa, Vincent, Katrine, Vervik, Ann-Kristin, & Santisteban, Ruth.  No More Excuses! Ending all Harmful Traditional Practices against Girls and Young Women, Plan Norway and Plan Finland, 2007; available in English.

The Advocates for Human Rights, Confidentiality and Support, Stop Violence Against Women, February 2006 available in English.  

The Advocates for Human Rights, Creating a Health Care Response, Stop Violence Against Women, February 2006.  available in English.

The Advocates for Human Rights, Crisis Centers and Hotlines, Stop Violence Against Women, February 2006. available in English.  

The Advocates for Human Rights, Documentation and Reporting, Stop Violence Against Women, February 2006. available in English.

The Advocates for Human Rights, Screening and Referral, Stop Violence Against Women, February 2006; available in English.  

The Advocates for Human Rights, Shelters and Safe Houses, Stop Violence Against Women, February 2006; available in English.

The Advocates for Human Rights, StopVAW (Stop Violence Against Women); available in English.

United Kingdom Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Multi-agency Practice Guidelines: Handling Cases of Forced Marriage, June 2009. available in English.

United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Division for the Advancement of Women, Handbook for Legislation on Violence Against Women, 2009. available in English. A PowerPoint presentation on this United Nations model framework is available here. A video dialogue between two experts discussing the model framework is available here.

United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Division for the Advancement of Women and United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, Good Practices in Legislation on “Harmful Practices” Against Women-Report of the Expert Group Meeting, 26 to 29 May 2009; available in English.

United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Division for the Advancement of Women and United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, Supplement to the Handbook for Legislation on Violence against Women,  “Harmful Practices” against Women; available in English.

United Nations Division for the Advancement of Women, Background Paper for the Expert Group Meeting on Good Practices in Legislation to Address Harmful Practices Against Women, United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs, 2009; available in English.

United Nations, Division for the Advancement of Women, Good Practices in Legislation to Address Violence Against Women, Report of the Expert Group Meeting, 26-28 May 2008. available in English.           

United Nations, Division for the Advancement of Women, The UN Secretary-General’s database on violence against women, retrieved 2009; available in English.

United Nations, Economic and Social Council, Plan of Action for the Elimination of Harmful Traditional Practices Affecting the Health of Women and Children, E/CN.4/Sub.2/1994/10/Add.1, Commission on Human Rights, Sub-Commission on Prevention of Discrimination and Protection of Minorities, 46th Session, 22 July 1994; available in English.

UNFPA, Missing Girls - Family Planning in China, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UjyM44vS0JI.

UNFPA, Sex Imbalances at Birth: Current trends, consequences and policy implications, August 2012; available in English.

United Nations, General Assembly, General Assembly Resolutions and Secretary-General Reports on Traditional or Customary Practices affecting the Health of Women and Girls, 1997-2003; available in English

United Nations, Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, Fact Sheet No. 23, Harmful Traditional Practices Affecting the Health of Women and Children, August 1995; available in English.

United Nations. In-Depth Study of Violence Against Women – Report from the Secretary General, A/61/122/Add.1, 6 July 2006; available in English

USAID. Toolkit: Responding to Gender-based Violence: A Focus on Policy Change,  2006; available in English.

World Health Organization, Violence Prevention, The Evidence: Promoting gender equality to prevent violence, 2009; available in English.

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