October 3, 2019

Uruguay: Bridging the Gap in Gender-Based Data

The Uruguayan government and civil society are working together to bring more awareness and clarity to the issue of gender-based violence (GBV) by streamlining and publishing key statistics. 

The Inter-institutional Commission — comprised of the Office of Budget and Planning, the Ministries of Interior and Social Development, the National Institute of Women, and the Uruguayan Network Against Domestic and Sexual Violence — will create an observatory on gender-based violence. It will document the use of public resources allocated for implementing the Violence Against Women Act and publish the second edition of the National Survey on Prevalence of Generation- and Gender-Based Violence.

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