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Lancet Series Highlights Global Problem Of Violence Against Women, Girls, Steps For Interventions

Media sources report on a new series from The Lancet titled, “Violence against women and girls.”

The Guardian: One in three women have experienced physical or sexual violence from partner
“One in three women have experienced physical or sexual violence from their partner, while seven percent will be assaulted at some point in their lives by a non-partner, say the authors of a new series of papers in the Lancet. They conclude that too little is being done to counter violence against women, which is endemic around the globe…” (Boseley, 11/20).

WHO: Worldwide action needed to address hidden crisis of violence against women and girls
“…Although many countries have made substantial progress towards criminalizing violence against women and promoting gender equality, the series authors argue that governments and donors need to commit sufficient financial resources to ensure their verbal commitments translate into real change. Even where laws are progressive, many women and girls still suffer discrimination, experience violence, and lack access to vital health and legal services…” (11/21).