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Violence against women, 2013-2014

Sources: WHO, ; United Nations , Progress of the World’s Women 2015-2016: Transforming Economies, Realizing Rights, 2016,


The WHO and UN data for 2013 show major inequalities regarding women’s rights in the world: A quarter of countries have failed to pass a law guaranteeing equality between women and men and a third have no law on the legal marrying age. The geography of violence committed by close partners is primarily focused on Southern countries and on Russia, while violence perpetrated by persons other than a partner includes North America and Europe.


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