FAQs: Elimination of Violence against Women

Types of violence against women and girls

Types of violence against women and girls
Violence against women is one of the world’s most prevalent human rights violations, taking place every day, many times over, in every corner of the globe. This glossary provides an overview of the many forms of violence against women and girls, along with other commonly used terms.


The signs of relationship abuse and how to help

The signs of relationship abuse and how to help
Violence against women is a human rights violation that takes place every single day around the world. Globally, one in three women experiences physical or sexual violence, mostly by an intimate partner. While domestic violence and abuse are sometimes hidden, if we know the signs of an abusive relationship, we may be able to recognize it better and seek or offer help.