A list of frequently used acronyms
CEDAW- Convention on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women

CSW- (United Nations) Commission on the Status of Women

DFID- Department for International Development (UK)

DV- domestic violence

ECOSOC- United Nations Economic and Social Council

EHRC- Equality and Human Rights Commission (UK)

EU- European Union

FCO- Foreign and Commonwealth Office (UK)

FGM- female genital mutilation

GEO- Government Equalities Office (UK)

GBV- gender-based violence

HRA- Human Rights Act 1998 (UK)

IWD- International Women’s Day (every 8th March)

LGBTQ- lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and Queer

MDG- millennium development goals

PSVI- preventing sexual violence initiative

SOGI- sexual orientation and gender identity

SRHR- sexual and reproductive health and rights

UN- United Nations

UNFPA- United Nations Population Fund

VAWG- violence against women and girls

WHO- World Health Organisation