Violence against women: global scope and magnitude

  title={Violence against women: global scope and magnitude},
  author={Charlotte H. Watts and Cathy Zimmerman},
  journal={The Lancet},
An increasing amount of research is beginning to offer a global overview of the extent of violence against women. In this paper we discuss the magnitude of some of the most common and most severe forms of violence against women: intimate partner violence; sexual abuse by non-intimate partners; trafficking, forced prostitution, exploitation of labour, and debt bondage of women and girls; physical and sexual violence against prostitutes; sex selective abortion, female infanticide, and the… Expand
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