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22 August 2017

Dismissing Domestic Violence as a 'Private Matter' Ignores Adverse Impact to the Economy

A recent IndiaSpend article revealed that in the ten years since the Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act (PWDVA) was passed in 2005, over 1,000,000 cases have been filed pertaining to “cruelty by husband” and dowry. Although disaggregated data in terms of types of violence is not reported, it is revealed that almost 30% of married women between the ages of 15 and 49 years have experienced sexual violence at least once.

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