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Violence Against Women

 

Violence against women is endemic across the world.

 Violence has severe consequences for survivors that can stop them from reaching their full potential. The women we serve are extremely vulnerable to all forms of violence.

 

What is Violence Against Women?

Violence against women is a fundamental barrier to women’s empowerment.

There are multiple forms of violence against women, including physical, sexual, psychological and economic violence. Economic violence is often defined as controlling, exploiting or sabotaging an individual’s access to and use of economic resources (including employment).

Experiences of violence are rarely isolated and often intertwine across and throughout women’s lives. For example, physical or emotional violence by a partner can restrict women’s freedom of movement and discourage them from working. Similarly, the physical and psychological impacts of violence can isolate women and make them more vulnerable to abuse.

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