Gender, equity and human rights

Addressing violence against women and achieving the Millennium Development Goals

WHO Department of Gender, Women and Health

Publication details

Number of pages: 45
Languages: English
Publication date: January 2005
WHO reference number: WHO/FCH/GWH/05.1



Violence against women hinders progress in achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). This document highlights the connections between the MDGs and the prevention of violence against women by showing how: a) working towards the MDGs will reduce violence against women; and b) preventing violence against women will contribute to achieving the MDGs. It provides recommendations to address violence against women and promote progress towards the 8 MDGs.