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Addressing Sexual Offenses and Misconduct by Law Enforcement: Executive Guide (International Association of Chiefs of Police, 2011). This guide, developed for law enforcement management and leadership, is a resource for developing and implementing a policy to prevent and respond to all sexual misconduct offenses by security personnel. Based on the context in the United States, the guide presents background information on the issue, policy and preventive actions available to leaders, methods for investigating cases and engaging with other actors to address misconduct. Available in English.

Handbook on Effective police responses to violence against women, Criminal Justice Handbook Series (UNODC, 2010). This Handbook is designed to assist and guide policy-makers in the prevention of, and response to, violence against women by a. familiarizing them with relevant international laws, norms and standards relating to violence against women and b. informing them about some promising practical approaches to effective police response to acts of violence against women. It outlines good strategies, procedures and practices that have helped police forces to enhance the safety and security of women in their communities. Available in English.

Model Strategies and Practical Measures on the Elimination of Violence against Women in the Field of Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice (UNODC, 2009). The Model Strategies is an update from the 1997 version and takes into account new approaches and new prevention tools and good practices in combating violence against women. Available in English.

Protection from Sexual Exploitation and Abuse by UN and Related Personnel (United Nations). This website is a resource for policy-makers, advocates and country-level practitioners working in humanitarian and other development settings. The website provides an overview and timeline of efforts by the United Nations to prevent and respond to acts of sexual exploitation and abuse, around its four pillars of engagement with the local population; prevention; response; and coordination and management. The site features key policy documents and reports as a reference; tools for implementation and training; case studies, videos, posters, links to relevant sites, among other resources. Available in Arabic; English; French; and Spanish.