The New Woman Foundation
Recommendation Booklet (1)
Protection Policy Against VAW
“Protection From the Beginning” Campaign
prepared by: Nevine Ebeid, Lamyaa Loutfy, Mai Saleh
In the light of 2021 16 Days of Activism Against VAW, the New Woman Foundation dedicated its annual campaign to VAW protection policies. The campaign addressed many topics through discussion, starting with legislative and judicial protection, to a discussion on VAW elimination services, with a focus on the challenges related to VAW survivors’ referral systems to hostiles and safe houses. Furthermore, the efficiency of case reception as well as the adequacy and sustainability of the service, were addressed in the campaign.
Work at the national level was not the only distinct feature of the “Protection from The Beginning” campaign on protection policies against, but NWF also discussed opportunities to motivate MENA region countries to ratify ILO’s Convention 190C pertaining to eliminating harassment in the world of work, in an attempt by NWF to expand the scope of addressing protection policies against VAW at the national, regional and international levels.
We thank all participating parties who have enriched the campaign events with ideas and discussions both live and through social media.
In this context, we document the discussion summaries and conclude with a number of recommendations that we consider to be of utmost priority in working on protection policies against VAW.