Violence against Women

Violence against women and girls is a grave violation of human rights affecting more than one in three women globally. It refers to any act of gender-based violence that results in, or is likely to result in, physical, sexual or psychological harm or suffering to women.

Violence can negatively affect women’s physical, mental, sexual, and reproductive health, and may increase the risk of acquiring HIV in some settings. In this hub we present evidence that can be utilized by individuals or organizations interested in learning how best to respond and prevent violence against women and girls.

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