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31/05/2013 | Document

Understanding and addressing violence against women. Overview

Violence against women is a major public health problem and a violation of human rights.
Portada Comprender y abordar la violencia contra las mujeres. Panorama general

For women in many parts of the world, violence is a leading cause of injury and disability, as well as a risk factor for other physical, mental, sexual and reproductive health problems. Violence has long-term consequences for these women and their children, as well as social and economic costs for all society.


  • Organización Panamericana de la Salud (OPS)
  • Organización Mundial de la Salud (OMS)

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NLM: WA309