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The Coordination Action on Human Rights Violations (CAHRV) research looks at different violence situations, where victims are women, children, the elderly, and men. By comparing national representative studies across Europe, CAHRV confirms that violence against women remains a major problem affecting the lives of one quarter to one third of all women in European countries. Interpersonal violence is one of the most pressing issues facing European citizens, and even in a society apparently at peace, physical, sexual and physiological violations are widespread. Research shows that private violations are a major cause of health problems; they block achievement in education and at work, restrict social networks and severely limit the option of self-confidence required for social and political participation.

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Authors: HAGEMANN-WHITE C, University of Osnabruck, Osnabrück (DE);GLOOR D, Social Insight, Zurich, (CH);HANMER, University of Sunderland, Sunderland (GB);J, University of Sunderland, Sunderland (GB);ET AL,
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 23336 EN (2008), 70 pp., free of charge
Availability: Katalogue Number KI-NA-23336-EN-C% LThe paper version can be ordered online and the PDF version downloaded at:
ISBN: ISBN: 978-92-79-07805-7
Record Number: 200819710 / Last updated on: 2008-03-28
Original language: en
Available languages: en