Gender based violence and the law

2017Jeni Klugman, Georgetown University, World Development Report

The Sustainable Development Goals include a specific target to “eliminate all forms of violence against all women and girls in the public and private spheres.” A recent special series of The Lancet on addressing violence against women provides an excellent overview of the current evidence, and highlights that while growing international recognition creates opportunities for renewed government commitment, solutions will not be quick or easy.

Key wordsgender based violence / Violence Against Women / women rights