Violence against women and girls (VAWG) is any form of voilence disproportionately perpetrated by men against women and girls. it is deeply linked to women’s inequality and includes sexual violence, domestic abuse, stalking and harassment, female genital multilation, forced marriage and so-called ‘honor-based’ violence, exploitation and abuse of women and girls in online spaces.
VAWG has a huge impact on us as individuals and as a society – hindering progress towards gender equality. But while it is an almost universal experience for women and girls everywhere, our experience of VAWG are not the samethey are shaped by our other identities and characteristics. Women who face other forms of inequality as a result of their race or ethnicity, wealth or social class, religion, sexuality, gender indentity, disability, mental health or age are more likely to experience violence and less likely to access justice and support.

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