Gender: Violence Against Women

Authored by: Nadine Gazman and Gabriela Alvarez

Categories: Human Rights
Sub-Categories: Sexual and Gender-Based Violence (SGBV)
Region: Latin America and the Caribbean
Year: 2009
Citation: Gazman, Nadine and Gabriela Alvarez. “Gender: Violence Against Women.” Americas Quarterly, 2009.

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Executive Summary

"Violence against women, a result of gender inequality and unequal power relations between men and women, is a pervasive phenomenon. It occurs in all social classes and in all countries, from the most developed to the least developed. Despite progress in policies and legislation, it remains one of the top human rights issues in the Americas today."