Chart: Women Are More Likely to Tolerate Abuse When Fewer Laws Against Domestic Violence Exist


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Violence against women exists across the globe but laws against gender-based violence do not. In many countries societal norms permit physical and verbal abuse, and in countries studied, when there are fewer legal provisions, women are more likely to tolerate this abuse.

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April 19, 2017

This is a big problem for all society.