How countries and communities are taking on gender-based violence

The stat is appalling: 1 in 3 women worldwide have or will experience intimate partner sustainable_communities_v2-200-low.jpgviolence or non-partner sexual violence in their lifetime.

Although it may take the form of domestic violence, gender-based violence is not merely a personal or family matter. Associated with certain societies’ social norms and many other risk factors, such violence leads to severe social and economic consequences that can contribute to ongoing poverty in developing and developed countries alike.

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