Ending Violence against Women and Girls – Protecting Human Rights

Violence against women and girls is a fundamental violation of human rights, which stretches across nations, cultures, and classes. It is a mass phenomenon taking many different forms with disastrous consequences for women’s and girl’s health and survival. The social and economic costs resulting from this abuse place a substantial burden on society as a whole, significantly hampering development. Therefore, preventing violence against women and girls is also a key contribution to achieving most of the UN Millennium Development Goals and to reducing poverty.

Authors: Anette Funk, James L. Lang, and Juliane Osterhaus

Institutional Sponsor: gtz

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