Violence against women

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Violence against women (VAW in short), also called gender-based violence, is violent acts mostly against women and girls.[1] It is sometimes considered a hate crime. The reason for that is such acts of violence are done against women and girls mainly because they're female.[2]

The United Nations' Declaration on the Elimination of Violence against Women says: "violence against women is a manifestation of historically unequal power of relations between men and women."[3]

Violence against women has several broad categories: rape, sexual harassment, domestic violence, sexual violence and forced marriage are among those categories.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Gender-Based Violence". New York Academy of Sciences. Retrieved July 18, 2018.
  2. Gerstenfeld, Phyllis B. (2013). Hate Crimes: Causes, Controls, and Controversies. SAGE. p. 58. ISBN 978-1-4522-5662-7.
  3. "Declaration on the Elimination of Violence against Women". United Nations General Assembly. Retrieved July 18, 2018.