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Types of violence against women

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Violence strikes women from all kinds of backgrounds and of all ages. It can happen at work, on the street, or at home. Click on the topics below to learn about different types of violence and ways to stay safe.

Sometimes, women are attacked by strangers, but most often they are hurt by people who are close to them, such as a husband or partner. Whether you are attacked by a stranger or mistreated by a partner, violence and abuse can have terrible effects. You can get help for any physical and emotional problems. You can feel better.

Content last updated July 16, 2012.

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