Violence Against Women and the Criminal Justice System: Synopsis
Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)
All member countries of the IDB have ratified the International Convention to Prevent, Punish, and Eradicate Violence Against Women. But to date implementation has not been sufficient to deal with the phenomenon in a comprehensive way. Additional efforts are needed to fulfill the terms of the law and to ensure women¿s access to legal services, assistance, and reparation.