Gender, women and health

Addressing violence against women and achieving the Millennium Development Goals

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WHO Department of Gender, Women and Health

Publication details

Number of pages: 45
Languages: English
Publication date: January 2005
WHO reference number: WHO/FCH/GWH/05.1

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OVERVIEW

Violence against women hinders progress in achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). This document highlights the connections between the MDGs and the prevention of violence against women by showing how: a) working towards the MDGs will reduce violence against women; and b) preventing violence against women will contribute to achieving the MDGs. It provides recommendations to address violence against women and promote progress towards the 8 MDGs.