A life free of violence and discrimination is the right of every woman

An unprecedented number of countries have laws against domestic violence, sexual assault and other forms of violence. Challenges remain, however, in implementing these laws, limiting women’s and girls’ access to safety and justice. Gender-based violence also impacts economic productivity and growth as women are denied or unable to exercise basic rights of education, skill development and employment.

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Languages available: English

Bibliographic information

Geographic coverage: Asia and the Pacific; India

Subject area(s): Ending violence against women and girls; Human rights; Gender equality and women’s empowerment

Resource type: Brochures

Publication year: 2014

Number of pages: 12

Publishing entities: United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women)