gender-based violence against women

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Definition

Any form of violence that is directed against a woman because she is a woman or that affects women disproportionately.

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Source(s)

(1) Council of Europe (2011). Convention on Preventing and Combating Violence against Women and Domestic Violence and its Explanatory Memorandum. Council of Europe Treaty Series No 210; (2) United Nations (2013). Ending Violence against Women and Girls: Programming Essentials. Available at:

http://www.endvawnow.org/en/modules/view/14-programming-essentials-monit...

URI: http://eige.europa.eu/taxonomy/term/1154