gender-based violence against women
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Any form of violence that is directed against a woman because she is a woman or that affects women disproportionately.
Additional notes and information
(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: