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Citation

Fry DA, Elliott SP. Lancet Glob. Health 2017; 5(5): e472-e473.

Affiliation

Moray House School of Education, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK; Centre for Population Health Sciences, Medical School, Edinburgh EH8 9AG, UK.

Copyright

(Copyright © 2017, Elsevier Publishing)

DOI

10.1016/S2214-109X(17)30153-5

PMID

28395834

Abstract

Worldwide, it has been recognised that violence against women and violence against children are significant human rights and public health issues, with WHO describing violence against women as a “global health problem of epidemic proportions”. Globally, a third of women have been the victims of gender-based violence and over 1 billion children have experienced violence in the past year. Furthermore, a quarter of all adults report being victims of physical abuse as children, with a fifth of women reporting being victims of child sexual abuse...


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