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Working to End Violence Against Women and Girls

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Violence against women takes many forms –

physical, sexual, psychological and economic. These forms of violence are interrelated and affect women from before birth to old age. Some types of violence, such as trafficking, cross national boundaries.



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Women who experience violence suffer a range of health problems and their ability to participate in public life is diminished. Violence against women harms families and communities across generations and reinforces other violence prevalent in society.

Violence against women also impoverishes women, their families, communities and nations. Violence against women is not confined to a specific culture, region or country, or to particular groups of women within a society. The roots of violence against women lie in persistent discrimination against women. 



Work of the UN WOMEN in the Caribbean to end gender based violence:

Gender-based violence, and in particular violence against women and girls (VAWG) is one of the most common forms of insecurity facing citizens in the Caribbean.

While traditional gendered roles inform male vulnerability to involvement in violence and organized crime, women and girls are made vulnerable to physical and sexual abuse. Citizen Security concerns are therefore manifest differently for men and boys and women and girls

- See more at: http://caribbean.unwomen.org/en/our-work/ending-violence-against-women#sthash.ZxTWztYR.dpuf



The United Nations Information Centre for the Caribbean Area (UNIC) is now located at:

1 Chancery Lane, Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago.  

Telephone: +1 (868) 224-8012

Email: unic.portofspain@unic.org