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Russell Webster

Russell Webster

Criminal Justice & substance misuse expert and author of this blog.

One in three women in the world have been the victim of violence

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This short video published by UN Women (@UN_Women) provides a chilling snapshot of the extent of violence against women across the world, whether at home, on the streets or during war. Please share as widely as you can.

 1 in 2 women murder victims were killed by their partner or family

This short video published by UN Women (@UN_Women) provides a chilling snapshot of the extent of violence against women across the world, whether at home, on the streets or during war.

Please share as widely as you can.

 

 

The direct link to watch on YouTube is here.

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