Body and mind: the impact of gender violence on women’s health by The Alternative

Gender violence affects an individual’s ability to go to school, to enter into a relationship with someone of her/his choice, to go out to work, to earn an income, to use public transport and to be financially independent. The threat of violence means that a girl may be withdrawn from school by her parents; that women may lead lives of fear, placing constraints upon their own mobility and that of other girls and women in the family. Most of all, gender violence denies an individual the right to lead a healthy life, free of injury, illness and disease.

Globally, gender violence is recognised as a legitimate public health issue, with both immediate and long-term consequences for the health and well-being of women.

Read the rest of the post here      Author – ANUPAMA SRINIVASAN

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