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Domestic Violence against Women and Girls

Domestic Violence against Women and Girls

Author(s)

Sushma Kapoor

 

Publication date: 6

Publication series:
Innocenti Digest

No. of pages: 22

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Abstract

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.
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