Violence and Injury Prevention

16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence


Violence against women and well-being of children

Fact 4: Violence against women can damage the health and well-being of children.

Witnessing intimate partner violence can damage the normal development of children in the family. Studies have shown that some children exposed to violence between parents have more social, emotional, behavioural, cognitive and general health problems than children from families where there was no violence between partners.

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