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Violence against women is a significant obstacle to development in Latin American and Caribbean countries. As a prevalent human rights abuse and public health problem, it affects the health, economic opportunities, rights, and welfare of 30–50 percent of the region’s women. Its repercussions extend far beyond these victims, as it threatens the stability, security, and social welfare of families and their status in the community. From both an ethical and legal standpoint, violence undermines the human rights of a woman and her family and affects the exercise of her civil rights.


This advocacy packet on violence against women provides a guide, centered on women’s human rights, for improving legislation and policies and recommending steps for their implementation.

The advocacy package includes:

Fact sheet


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