Violence against women

Definition of violence against women:

Convention of the Council on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence: "violence against women" is understood as a violation of human rights and a form of discrimination against women and designates all acts of gender-based violence that result in or is likely to result in physical, sexual, psychological or economic harm or suffering to the women, including threats of such acts, coercion or arbitrary deprivation of liberty, whether occurring in public or private life;

Violence against women throughout the life cycle:

PhaseType of violence
Pre-birthSex-selective abortion; effects of battering during pregnancy on birth outcomes.
InfancyFemale infanticide; physical, sexual and psychological abuse
GirlhoodChild marriage; female genital mutilation; physical, sexual and psychological abuse; incest; child prostitution and pornography.
AdolescenceDating and courtship violence (e.g. acid throwing and date rape); economically coerced sex (e.g. school girls having sex with “sugar daddies” in return for school fees); incest; sexual abuse in the workplace.
AdulthoodRape; sexual harassment; forced prostitution and pornography; trafficking in women; partner violence; marital rape; dowry abuse and murders; partner homicide; psychological abuse; abuse of women with disabilities; forced pregnancy.
ElderlyForced “suicide” or homicide of widows for economic reasons; sexual, physical and psychological abuse.