Violence against women, the worldwide scourge

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Healthcare workers are often the first point of contact for victims of violence, according to Fadela Chaib from the World Health Organization (WHO). Photo: UN Photo

As many as one in three women continue to be the target of violence all over the world and it's about time governments took action to stop it.

That's the message from the World Health Organization (WHO), as 16 days of activism against gender-based violence get under way, ahead of Human Rights Day on 10 December.

And as WHO spokesperson Fadelah Chaib tells Daniel Johnson, although healthcare workers are often the first people to come into contact with victims, they lack the resources to tackle the problem.

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