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Advice for journalists

Media guidelines on reporting violence against women

We know you’re overworked, under pressure, and very busy.

But we also know that what you say matters.

With every story on violence against women there is an opportunity to stop it happening again.

Responsible and sensitive writing on what violence against women is, what the warning signs are, and where people can seek help, is a key part of creating a world free from violence against women.

It can save lives.




Contact us if you need hard copies of any of these resources for your news room or if you need advice on writing a story.

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