Background paper for the conference on Violence against the Girl child, the Hague, March 2009
To address gaps in knowledge and responses to violence against girls within the home and family, and seeking practical follow-up to the UN Violence Study, the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in cooperation with the Ministry for Youth and Families, the Ministry of Health, Welfare & Sport, the Ministry of Justice, and the Ministry
of Social Affairs organised, in cooperation with the UNICEF Innocenti Research Centre, ‘The Girl Child Conference’ (9/10 March 2009). The conference shared experience, knowledge and best practices about measures to improve girls’ lives and to identify empirically tested solutions for implementation. It equally served as practical follow-up to the Study by demonstrating how its recommendations can be effectively implemented. This is a background paper prepared for this conference.
Author(s): Unicef Innocenti Research Centre
Publisher: Ministry of Health (VWS)
Cost to obtain the method/tool: Free