DUE DILIGENCE PROJECT
Prevent violence against women
Protect women from violence
Prosecute and investigate incidences of violence against women
Punish perpetrators of violence against women
Provide redress to victims/survivors of violence against women
The 5 P’s
of Due Diligence
to Eliminate Violence
Prevention includes measures taken by the State to impede VAW from occurring. Prevention programmes sometimes target perceived causes of VAW and often include awareness campaigns, training and education.
Protection keeps the victim/survivor safe from present harm. This includes avoiding the re-occurrence of further violence and ensuring the victim/survivor receives adequate and timely services.
PROSECUTE AND INVESTIGATE
Investigation and prosecution are actions taken by the Government when it knows of VAW incidences. It allows victims/survivors to take steps to try to stop VAW without fear of repercussions.
Punishment is something negative imposed on the perpetrator of VAW as a consequence of his/her having committed VAW.
Redress is any form of compensation or reparations available to a victim/survivor of VAW. This could take different forms, from monetary compensation and apology to symbolic reparations.