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Ending global poverty begins with women’s rights

Close the Gap: How to eliminate violence against women beyond 2015

Close the Gap: How to eliminate violence against women beyond 2015

by Oxfam Canada | March 11, 2014

Violence against women (VAW) is the most widespread and persistent violation of human rights. According to a 2013 study from the World Health Organization (WHO), at least one in three women worldwide (35 per cent) will experience physical and/or sexual violence during their lifetime, usually at the hands of someone they know. This means more than one billion women worldwide are affected by VAW.

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