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Violence against women (VAW) is, collectively, violent acts that are primarily or exclusively committed against women. Sometimes considered a hate crime,   [3...
WHO fact sheet on violence against women providing key facts and information on the scope of the problem, health consequences, prevention, WHO response.
Hyperlinked text of the Violence Against Women Act and other legal information.
International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, Sixteen Days of Activism against Gender Violence. Infographic: Violence against women