Saturday, November 27, 2010

The WHO November 2009 VAW Fact-sheet!

Key facts:
  • Violence against women is a major public health problem and a violation of human rights.
  • Lack of access to education and opportunity, and low social status in communities are linked to violence against women.
  • Violence by an intimate partner is one of the most common forms of violence against women.
  • A wide range of physical, mental, sexual and reproductive, and maternal health problems can result from violence against women.
  • Many women do not seek help or report violence when it occurs.

Source: The WHO November 2009 VAW Fact-sheet!

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