Violence and Injury Prevention

16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence


Violence against women and economic development

Fact 7: Violence against women seriously affects economic development.

Intimate partner violence has a substantial economic impact. In the United States of America, for example, the estimated costs of intimate partner violence amount to US$ 5.8 billion annually. These include direct costs for medical services (approximately two thirds of the total costs), and indirect costs such as lost productivity.

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