Counting the cost: The price society pays for violence against women

This report estimates that violence against women costs society upwards of 2% of global GDP, and states that the problem is serious in low, middle and high income countries alike.

The report draws on studies from 13 different areas of the world, including three new case studies by CARE from Bangladesh, Zambia and Cambodia. It finds that survivors bear the highest costs but that states bear costs in service delivery to victims while the private sector pays for reduced productivity. The report recommends actions to prevent and respond to violence against women across the government and private sectors and by donors.

  • Countries: Global
  • Published: March 2018

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