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What does DEVAW stand for?

DEVAW stands for Declaration on the Elimination of Violence Against Women

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2,3) The 1993 UN Declaration on the Elimination of Violence against Women uses GBV as part of the definition of "Violence against Women" (see VAW).
The 1993 UN Declaration on the Elimination of Violence against Women offered the first official definition of violence against women as "any act of gender-based violence that results in, or is likely to result in, physical, sexual or psychological harm or suffering to women, including threats of such acts, coercion or arbitrary deprivations of liberty, whether occurring in public or in private life.
htm Declaration on the Elimination of Violence Against Women Proclaimed by UN General Assembly resolution 48/104 of December 20, 1993.
General Assembly, adopted a Declaration on the Elimination of Violence Against Women, which defined violence as "any act of gender, based violence that results in or is likely to result in physical, sexual, or psychological harm or suffering to women including threats of such acts, coercion, or arbitrary deprivation of liberty whether occurring in public or in private life.
In the legal realm, two international documents are also key in addressing violence against women: the Inter-American Convention on the Prevention, Punishment and Eradication of Violence Against Women (also known as the Convention of Belem do Para) and the United Nations Declaration on the Elimination of Violence against Women.