Legislation & Action Plans

Find international legislation and action plans to end violence against women around the world.

Action Plans

Australia: National Plan to Reduce Violence against Women and their Children 2010-2022 Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs, 2010
Belize: National Gender-Based Violence Plan of Action 2010-2013 Ministry of Human Development and Social Transformation, 2010
Cambodia: Five-Year Strategic Plan 2010-2014Cambodian National Council for Women, 2010
Estonia: Development Plan for Reducing Violence for Years 2010-2014 Government of the Republic of Estonia, 2010 
Finland: Action Plan to Reduce Violence Against Women 2010-2015 Ministry of Social Affairs and Health, 2011
Germany: 2nd Action Plan to Combat Violence Against Women  Federal Ministry for Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth, 2007
Handbook for National Action Plans on Violence Against Women  UN Women, 2012
Ireland: National Strategy on Domestic, Sexual and Gender-Based Violence 2010-2014  Department of Justice and Equality / National Office for the Prevention of Domestic, Sexual and Gender-Based Violence, 2010 
Liberia: The Liberia National Action Plan for the Implementation of United Nations Resolution 1325 Ministry of Gender Development, 2009
Pacific Islands: Pacific Regional Action Plan: Women, Peace and Security 2012-2015 Pacific Regional Working Group on Women, Peace and Security, 2012
Tanzania: Communication strategy for the National Action Plan for the Prevention and Eradication of Violence Against Women and Children 2007-2015 United Republic of Tanzania, 2010
United Kingdom: A Call to End Violence Against Women and Girls: Action Plan 2013 Government of the United Kingdom, 2013
Zambia: National Action Plan on Gender-Based Violence 2008-2013 Republic of Zambia, Gender in Development Division, 2008


Handbook for Legislation on Violence Against Women United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs, 2012
Good practices in legislation on violence against women United Nations Expert Group Meeting, 2008