Gender-Based Violence

One in three women around the world will be raped, beaten, coerced into sex or otherwise abused in her lifetime.

Not a Minute More: Ending Violence Against Women
UNIFEM, 2003

The United Nations defines violence against women as any act of gender-based violence that results in, or is likely to result in, physical, sexual or mental harm or suffering to women, including threats of such acts, coercion or arbitrary deprivation of liberty, whether occurring in public or in private life.


In This Section

  1. Our Analysis
  2. Domestic Violence
  3. Homicide
  4. Sexual Violence
  5. Trafficking