The RESPECT framework, grounded in human rights and gender equality principles, provides step-by-step guidance on how to design, implement, monitor and evaluate interventions and programmes on preventing violence against women.
Preventing violence against women begins with RESPECT women - and a collective commitment to act today.
This framework guides policymakers through ten steps from knowing the facts to committing to action.
Strengthening people’s interpersonal communication and conflict resolution skills, and promoting equitable decision making.
Enabling women to build self-efficacy, assertiveness, confidence and negotiation skills.
Providing services for survivors of violence, including health, police, legal and social to mitigate its consequences and prevent recurring violence.
Alleviating household poverty and reducing poverty-related stressors or triggers of violence.
Creating safe schools, work environments and public spaces, among others
Promoting gender equitable and nurturing relationships between and among parents, educators, children and adolescents.