Violence against women
Violence against women (VAW in short), also called gender-based violence, is violent acts mostly against women and girls. 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.
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- "Gender-Based Violence". New York Academy of Sciences. Retrieved July 18, 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
- Gerstenfeld, Phyllis B. (2013). Hate Crimes: Causes, Controls, and Controversies. SAGE. p. 58. ISBN 978-1-4522-5662-7.
- "Declaration on the Elimination of Violence against Women". United Nations General Assembly. Retrieved July 18, 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)