Safe passages into adulthood: Preventing gender-based violence and its consequences

23 septiembre 2014

Gender-based violence affects the physical and mental health of girls and boys, men and women worldwide. A recent study addresses the challenge of developing effective strategies to change inequitable and harmful social norms that result in gender-based violence. Inequitable gender norms are not only related to domestic violence, but also to other behaviors such as multiple sexual partners, smoking and alcohol abuse which lead to poor health outcomes.