Domestic Violence against Women and Girls

Innocenti Digest 6

Domestic Violence against Women and Girls
  • Format
  • Author(s)
    • Kapoor, Sushma;
  • Publisher
    • Innocenti Research Centre
  • Date of Publication
    • 2000
  • Pages
    • 22
  • IRC Stock Number
    • 213U
  • Publication Cost
    • free
  • Language
    • English
  • Other languages


This Digest focuses on domestic violence as one of the most prevalent yet relatively hidden and ignored forms of violence against women and girls globally. Domestic violence is a health, legal, economic, educational, developmental and, above all, a human rights issue. The Digest looks at the magnitude and universality of domestic violence, and its impact on the rights of women and children. It emphasizes the need for coordinated and integrated policy responses; implementing existing leglisation; and ensuring greater accountability from governments in order to eliminate this violence. Information on regional and international NGOs working in this area, and suggestions for further reading are also provided.


Thematic area

Gender Issues   / 


children's rights   /  children's rights violation   /  domestic violence   /  freedom from cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment   /  freedom from discrimination   /  implementation of the crc   /  protection from abuse and neglect   /  violence   /  violence against women   /  women's rights   /