Violence against women and the Millennium Development Goals: Facilitating women's access to support

  title={Violence against women and the Millennium Development Goals: Facilitating women's access to support},
  author={Mary Ellsberg},
  journal={International Journal of Gynecology \& Obstetrics},
  • M. Ellsberg
  • Published 1 September 2006
  • Medicine
  • International Journal of Gynecology & Obstetrics
Violence against women is a serious health and development concern, as well as a violation of women's human rights. Violence against women has a devastating effect on women's sexual and reproductive health, as well as the health of their children, and is rooted in gender inequality. Reducing violence against women is therefore a key strategy for the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals. Key lessons have emerged from more than two decades of experiences dealing with violence against… Expand

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