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16 February 2015

The Irish Times - Expert warns on cutbacks to crisis supports for women

Governments that cut back on supports such as rape crisis counselling during times of economic crisis are “shooting themselves in the foot”, a global expert on women’s studies has said.

Violence against women and girls has a social and economic impact, according to NUI Galway global women’s studies centre director Dr Nata Duvvury, who is leading a new international research project charged with calculating the cost.

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