Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) on the database
What is the violence against women database?
The violence against women database is a publicly accessible website that is designed to:
What information will the violence against women database contain?
The database is the first global “one-stop site” for information on measures undertaken by States to address violence against women in the following areas:
Where will the information for the violence against women database come from?
The information contained in the violence against women database will continue to be primarily drawn from Member State responses and updates to the Questionnaire distributed in September 2008. Other sources of information include:
When was the violence against women database launched?
The Secretary-General's database on violence against women was launched on 5 March 2009 at United Nations Headquarters in New York, during the fifty-third session of the Commission on the Status of Women
How will the violence against women database be updated?
Member States are encouraged to submit all new information to the Secretariat as it becomes available. They are encouraged to identify a focal point(s) responsible for communicating these updates to the Secretariat as they occur. Other information submitted by Member States in intergovernmental fora, will be reviewed for any relevant content.