Violence and Injury Prevention

Domestic violence policy documents

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National policy documents


Family violence and sexual assault in indigenous communities: "walking the talk" (2004)


Direction de l'Égalité des Chances… priorités, missions, activités et perspectives (2004)


Spousal/Partner violence (Nova Scotia, 2004)


Domestic violence action plan 2005 (Ontario, 2005)


Action program to prevent intimate partner and domestic violence 2004–2007 (2005)

New Zealand

Domestic Violence Act 1995, process evaluation (2000)


Action plan to combat domestic violence, 2004–2007 (2004)


Second national plan against domestic violence 2003–2006 (2003)

United Kingdom

Current developments in law and policy on domestic violence in the UK (2002)

United Kingdom

Domestic violence corporate strategy 2005-2008 (London borough, 2005)

United Kingdom

Tackling violence at home, the government's proposals on domestic violence (Northern Ireland, 2003)

United Kingdom

Domestic Violence, Crime and Victims Bill (Scotland, 2003)

United Kingdom

Domestic Violence, Crime and Victims Act (Scotland, 2004)

United States of America

Strategic plan on the criminal justice response to domestic violence 2005-2009 (Seattle, 2005)

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