17 developing countries receive UN grants to battle violence against women

The United Nations Trust Fund to Eliminate Violence Against Women today announced grants totaling nearly $1 million to fight the scourge in war-affected countries across the globe, from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Southern Sudan to Georgia and Honduras.

Violence creates huge economic cost for countries – WHO study

Violence exacts a huge financial toll above and beyond the physical and emotional devastation it causes, with violence-related injuries costing some countries more than 4 per cent of their gross domestic product (GDP), a report issued today by the United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) reveals.

Broad coalition launches new global alliance to prevent violence – UN

Health Ministers from around the world are meeting today in Geneva to launch an initiative that would help prevent violence and reduce its adverse health and social consequences, the United Nations lead health agency said.