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Violence Against Women and Health


Department of Health (Ireland)

Subject Keywords: Gender violence
Catalogue: Research and Evaluation
Type: Report
Region: Republic of Ireland

Violence Against Women and Health

The problem of Violence Against Women (VAW) continues to plague our society causing appalling damage to the lives of thousands of women and children. The immense negative repercussions of being exposed to physical, sexual, or psychological abuse have been well documented worldwide, and are well accepted by both professionals working in this field and society at large. Significant government funding has been directed to this area in order to provide support to women who experience abuse. However, rates of violence remain unacceptably high and services are still inadequate given the magnitude and the complexity of the problem.

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Suggested citation:

Department of Health (Ireland). (2007) Violence Against Women and Health [Online]. Available from: [Accessed: 20th October 2019].


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