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22 February 2018

Social Costs of Violence against Women and Girls: Evidence from Ghana

Additional Info

  • VAWG themes: Costs of VAWG
  • Country: Ghana
  • Project: What Works to Prevent Violence: Economic and Social Costs of VAWG
  • Author: Nata Duvvury

An assessment of the economic and social impact of VAWG in Ghana, including details of the sample size and methodology involved. Findings point to VAWG resulting in a diminished sense of safety in the community, a reduction in social cohesion, and losses for women’s leadership, leading to negative implications for women and their communities.

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