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

Against

Women

PREVENT


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.



PROTECT


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.


PUNISH


Punishment is something negative imposed on the perpetrator of VAW as a consequence of his/her having committed VAW.


PROVIDE REDRESS


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.