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Yadlapalli S Kusuma Bontha V Babu

Abstract

This article outlines the goals and targets of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) related to elimination of violence against women and girls (VAWG) and to explain the framework to target these goals. Prevention of VAWG has been identified as one of the key agents for sustainable development. SDGs gave enough importance and called for the elimination of “all forms of violence against all women and girls everywhere”. It identified different social and political enablers of reducing violence which are targeted under different SDGs. This acknowledges tacitly that VAWG is preventable and it is set to prevent and eliminate it. Evidences show that preventing VAWG is possible through multi-sectorial programs. The United Nations committed to revitalized global partnership to mobilize resources for implementing the agenda. Hence, designing and implementing interventions and subsequently scaling-up and intensifying these interventions are required to end VAWG.

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How to Cite
KUSUMA, Yadlapalli S; BABU, Bontha V. Elimination of violence against women and girls as a global action agenda. Journal of Injury and Violence Research, [S.l.], v. 9, n. 2, p. 117-121, july 2017. ISSN 2008-4072. Available at: <http://jivresearch.org/jivr/index.php/jivr/article/view/908>. Date accessed: 17 dec. 2017.
Keywords
Sustainable Development Goals, gender, violence, women’s health
Section
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