The Stop Violence Against Women website is a forum for information, advocacy and change. The Advocates for Human Rights developed this website as a tool for the promotion of women's human rights in countries of Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) and the former Soviet Union (FSU). StopVAW was developed with support from and in consultation with the United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM) and the Open Society Institute's Network Women's Program. This site addresses violence against women as one of the most pervasive human rights abuses worldwide. StopVAW provides women's rights advocates with information and advocacy tools focused on ending the most endemic forms of violence against women in the region: domestic violence, sexual assault, sexual harassment, and trafficking in women and girls.
The Advocates also publishes The VAW Monitor, a free monthly e-mail newsletter featuring news updates, alerts regarding new topics discussed on StopVAW and, periodically, commentary on law and policy developments relating to efforts to eliminate violence against women in Central and Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union.
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