UN Women - United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women

Breaking the Silence on Violence against Indigenous Girls, Adolescents and Young Women

Posted on May 1, 2013

This inter-agency study is a call to action based an overview of existing evidence from Africa, Asia Pacific and Latin America. It highlights that the forms and nature of violence that women and girls experience are shaped and influenced by the often multiple forms of discrimination they face. They can be based on factors such as age, ethnicity, geographic location, or disability, and intersect with gender inequality and discrimination. More