Violence prevention, the evidence: Promoting gender equality to prevent violence against women

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Promoting gender equality is a critical part of violence prevention. The relationship between gender and violence is complex. Evidence suggests, however,
that gender inequalities increase the risk of violence by men against women and inhibit the ability of those affected to seek protection. School initiatives are well placed to prevent violence against women. School-based programmes can address gender norms and attitudes before they become deeply ingrained in children and youth. Such initiatives address gender norms, dating violence and sexual abuse among teenagers and young adults.


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