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Empowering women protects them from domestic violence

BMJ 2006; 333 doi: (Published 07 December 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;333:1213

Domestic violence is a global problem. In recent household surveys from 10 diverse countries, between 15% and 71% of women reported physical or sexual violence from male partners at some point in their lives (pp 1260-9). There are few formally tested interventions …

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