Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network, Respect, Protect and Fulfill: Legislating for Women’s Rights in the Context of HIV/AIDS (2009). http://www.aidslaw.ca/EN/womensrights/english.htm

Council of Europe General Recommendation (2002)5 of the Committee of Ministers to member States on the protection of women against violence adopted on 30 April 2002 and Explanatory Memorandum. http://www.humanrights.coe.int/equality/Eng/WordDocs/2002r5%20Violence%20recommendation%20English.doc

Horváth, Enikö, Zukani, Monwabisi, Eppel, Desmond, Kays, Monica, Konare, Abdoul, Park, Yeora S., Pischalnikova, Ekaterina Y., Stankard, Nathaniel, and Zingher, Tally, in collaboration with Barad, Elizabeth and Slattery, Elisa, Gender-Based Violence Laws in Sub-Saharan Africa (2007), prepared for the Committee on African Affairs of the New York City Bar as part of a pro bono project coordinated by The Cyrus R. Vance Centre for International Justice. http://www.nycbar.org/pdf/report/GBVReportFinal2.pdf

International Centre for Criminal Law Reform and Criminal Justice Policy (Canada), Stratégies types and Practical Measures on the Elimination of Violence Against Women in the Field of Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice: Resource Manual, (1999). http://www.icclr.law.ubc.ca/Publications/Reports/VAWMANUA.PDF

National Advisory Council on Violence Against Women (2001) United States, The Toolkit to End Violence Against Women. http://www.saiv.net/SourceBook/Storage/documents/Toolkit/doc_toolkitTOC.pdf

Organization of American States, Inter-American Convention on the Prevention, Punishment, and Eradication of Violence against Women, 1994. http://www.oas.org/cim/english/convention%20violence%20against%20women.htm

The Advocates for Human Rights, StopVAW, http://www.stopvaw.org/, retrieved 2010.

The UN Secretary-General’s database on violence against women is an excellent source for laws, action plans, administrative provisions, and much more from many countries. http://sgdatabase.unwomen.org/home.action

United Nations Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice, Report of the Intergovernmental Expert Group Meeting to Review and Update the Stratégies types and Practical Measures on the Elimination of Violence against Women in the Field of Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice, March 2009. http://www.unodc.org/documents/eastasiaandpacific/2009/03/IGE/IEGM_report.pdf

United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs and Division for the Advancement of Women United Nations Handbook for legislation on violence against women. http://www.un.org/womenwatch/daw/vaw/handbook/Handbook%20for%20legislation%20on%20violence%20against%20women.pdf

  • 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 Division for the Advancement of Women and United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, Bonnes pratiques législatives en matière de « pratiques néfastess » à l’égard des femmes [en anglais], (2010).http://www.un.org/womenwatch/daw/egm/vaw_legislation_2009/Report%20EGM%20harmful%20practices.pdf