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19 August 2019

Estimating Macroeconomic Loss Due to Violence Against Women and Girls: A Policy Toolkit

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  • VAWG themes: Costs of VAWG
  • Country: Ghana, Pakistan, South Sudan

Violence against women and girls (VAWG) is a widely recognised human rights violation with serious consequences for the health and well-being of women, with ramifications for households, businesses, communities and society overall. Even though violence against women is widely accepted as a fundamental human right and public health issue, its wider impact on development is being recognised only recently. There are only few studies that estimate the costs of VAWG.

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