[Brussels, 22 November 2013] The European Parliament has published recently a worldwide study on the best practices for prevention of rape and for protecting its victims. The study was requested by the EP’s Committee on Women’s Rights and Gender Equality.
Walby, Sylvia (et al)  (2013): "Overview of the worldwide best practices for rape prevention and for assisting women victims of rape".
The study provides an overview of the worldwide best practices for rape prevention and for assisting women victims of rape. It reviews the international literature and offers selected examples of promising practices. It addresses the comprehensive range of policies in the fields of gender equality; law and justice; economy, development and social inclusion; culture, education and media; and health. It presents a wide-ranging set of examples of best practice. It concludes with a series of recommendations, based on the social scientific evidence presented in the study.
 Authors: Walby, Sylvia; Olive, Philippa; Towers, Jude; Francis, Brian; Strid, Sofia; Krizsan, Andrea; Lombardo, Emanuela; May-Chahal, Corinne; Franzway, Suzanne; Sugarman, David; Agarwal, Bina