Domestic violence (DV) occurs in nearly all countries, ethnocultural and socioeconomic groups, and across all ages. Female victims are more likely than men to die at the hands of loved ones. Gender-based violence serves as a reminder that the fight against DV continues, but more women and children are being assisted. There are more services available to assist victims than when the plight of abused women was identified and taken up as a rights issue during the women's movement of the 1960s. In addition, studies continue to look at how masculine and feminine roles contribute to DV. Statistics gathering continues on an international level but there is a lack of surveillance systems in place to provide accurate estimates of the incidence and prevalence of abuse ...

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