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The role of women’s police stations in widening access to justice and eliminating gender violence

  • Carrington, Kerry
  • Sozzo, Maximo
  • Puyol, Maria Victoria
  • Gamboa, Marcela Parada
  • Guala, Natacha
  • Ghiberto, Luciana
  • Zysman, Diego
Publication Date
Mar 21, 2019
Queensland University of Technology ePrints Archive


This address is relevant to the priority theme of the 63rd meeting of the UN CSW of providing access to sustainable infrastructure for gender equality and the empowerment of women in order to eliminate violence against women and girls. First, outline the case for sex segregated policing, then briefly describe the emergence of women’s police stations, next we outline the results of our study on the role of women’s police stations in Argentina in responding to and preventing gender violence. Finally, we present some policy and practice lessons for UN Women to consider in relation to achieving the sustainable development goal of eliminating violence against women. The study is funded by the Australian Research Council and includes a multi-country team of researchers from Australia and Argentina whose contributions we gratefully acknowledge.

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