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Handbook of International Social WorkHuman Rights, Development, and the Global Profession$
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Lynne M. Healy and Rosemary J. Link

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780195333619

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195333619.001.0001

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Violence Against Women

Violence Against Women

(p.260) 40 Violence Against Women
Handbook of International Social Work

Susan Mapp

Oxford University Press

Violence against women has been declared a violation of human rights as well as a public health emergency by both the United Nations and the World Health Organization (WHO) due to its commonality and consequences. According to WHO, these consequences can include physical injuries, problems with sexual and reproductive health, mental health disorders, physical health problems, an increase in risky behaviors such as substance abuse and sexual risk taking, and even death. This chapter provides an overview of dimensions of violence against women and concludes with a discussion of prevention efforts.

Keywords:   violence against women, human rights, public health, social work practice

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