Sexual and reproductive health

Violence against women: an urgent public health priority

Editorial - WHO Bulletin

Claudia Garcia-Moreno, World Health Organization, Department of Reproductive Health
Charlotte Watts, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, England


Publication details

Number of pages: 2
Publication date: January 2011
Languages: English


Addressing violence against women is vital for improving gender equality and women's empowerment. This is a key component of Millennium Development Goal 3. This edition of the WHO bulletin invites submissions of papers describing research that addresses violence against women and in particular those with a strong intervention focus or demonstrate innovative approaches.