Understanding the linkages between violence against women and violence against children

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Worldwide, it has been recognised that violence against women and violence against children are significant human rights and public health issues,1,2 with WHO describing violence against women as a “global health problem of epidemic proportions”.3 Globally, a third of women have been the victims of gender-based violence3 and over 1 billion children have experienced violence in the past year.1 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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