The intimate enemy: Gender Violence and Reproductive Health

The intimate enemy: Gender Violence and Reproductive Health

Gender violence causes more death and disability among women aged 15 to 44 than cancer, malaria, traffic accidents or even war. The World Health Organization believes that at least one in five women has been physically or sexually abused by a man at some time in her life; and research suggests that women are more at risk from their husbands, fathers, neighbours or colleagues than they are from strangers.

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