No region "immune" to violence against women

Women in Liberia. UN Photo/Christopher Herwig

Women in all parts of the world are being subjected to sexual violence according to the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC).

It can take many forms such as domestic abuse, human trafficking and rape as a weapon of war.

The reasons behind that violence can vary from region to region, but social, cultural and economic factors generally play an import role.

Jorge Miyares has been speaking to Claudia Baroni, who works on the issue of violence against women at UNODC.

He began by asking her for an overview of the situation across the world

Duration: 1'48"

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