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, forced marriage and female genital mutilation are among those categories.

On 11 May 2011, Council of Europe has adopted Istanbul Convention against domestic violence and violence against women.

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  1. Russo, Nancy Felipe; Pirlott, Angela (2006). "Gender-Based Violence". Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences. 1087. New York Academy of Sciences: 178–205. doi:10.1196/annals.1385.024. PMID 17189506. S2CID 34389352. Archived from the original on December 18, 2019. 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.

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