Throughout this knowledge module, reference to certain provisions or sections of a piece of legislation, part of a legal judgment, or aspect of a practice does not imply that the legislation, judgment, or practice is considered in its entirety to be a good example or a promising practice.

Some of the laws cited herein may contain provisions which authorize the death penalty. In light of the United Nations General Assembly resolutions 62/14963/16865/206, and 67/176 calling for a moratorium on and ultimate abolition of capital punishment, the death penalty should not be included in sentencing provisions for crimes of violence against women and girls.

Other Provisions Related to Domestic Violence LawsResources for Developing Legislation on Domestic Violence
Sexual Harassment in Sport Tools for Drafting Sexual Harassment Laws and Policies
Immigration Provisions Resources for developing legislation on sex trafficking of women and girls
Child Protection Provisions Resources on Forced and Child Marriage
Other provisions related to dowry-related and domestic violence laws
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Drafters should consult with government attorneys experienced in drafting legislation to determine how best to incorporate a request for appropriations to fund anti-trafficking efforts into the law. The procedures for this request will vary from country to county. At a minimum, funding should be appropriated to carry out the purposes of the legislation:  Protection, Provision of Services, Prosecution, Prevention and Partnerships. An example of model language is contained in the State Model Law on Protection for Victims of Human Trafficking, Division G, 2005.