Colombia: Integral strategy for the prevention and awareness of all forms of gender-based violence
Two women die every day in Colombia simply because they are women. The goal of this Joint Programme was to assist in the eradication of all forms of gender-based violence in Colombia through a strategy that developed the axes of prevention, detection, recording, awareness and promotion of a political and legal framework in agreement with international guidelines.
Special consideration was given to the issue of violence against women and those women who are particularly vulnerable: indigenous women, Afro-Colombians, displaced women and victims of the slave trade. Bringing to public attention violence suffered in the framework of armed conflict was a priority.
UN Women, UNFPA and IOM led the programme, in collaboration with the UNS agencies which were part of the Interagency Thematic group, national and local public institutions – legislative, executive and judicial powers and agencies of control – and civil society organizations, especially women’s groups and the media.
This Joint Programme was launched in May 2008 and was closed in December 2011.
JOINT PROGRAMME QUICK FACTS
- Three reports were issued by the Office of the Ombudsman on the impact of armed conflict on women's rights.
- Creation of psychosocial care and legal services in three regions, and shelters in two.
- Advocacy for the incorporation of gender equality issues into the National Development Plan.
*as of June 2012 programme reporting period