Strategy and Plan of Action on Strengthening the Health System to Address Violence against Women

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Estratégia e plano de ação para o reforço do sistema de saúde para abordar a violência contra a mulherViolence against women, an extreme form of gender inequality, is a public health and human rights problem that affects large numbers of women worldwide (1). In the Region of the Americas ("the Region"), one in three women has experienced intimate partner violence or sexual violence by a non-partner during her lifetime (1). Women belonging to some ethnically marginalized and indigenous groups are often at higher risk (2, 3).