UN Women – The United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women

Invest and mobilize to end violence against women

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.”

One in three women around the world experience violence in their lifetime, often in the hands of someone they know, love and trust. Of all women who were victims of homicide globally in 2012, almost half were killed by intimate partners or family members.

Violence against women and girls, a gross human rights violation, devastates lives, causes untold pain, suffering and illness.

Violence against women and girls is a grave violation of human rights. Its impact ranges from immediate to long-term multiple physical, sexual and mental consequences for women and girls, including death. It negatively affects women’s general well-being and prevents women from fully participating in society. Violence not only has negative consequences for women but also their families, the community and the country at large. It has tremendous costs, from greater health care and legal expenses and losses in productivity, impacting national budgets and overall development.

UN Women: Invest and mobilize to end violence against women

1-Rwanda

2-Tunisia

3-Zambia

4-China

5-United Arab Emirates

6-Japan

7-Pakistan

8-Korean republic

9-Islamic Republic of Iran

10-Yemen
11-Croatia

12-Russian Federation

13-Brazil

14-El Salvador

15-Guyana

16-Germany

17-Belgium

18-France

19-United States of America

20-United Kingdom