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The Cost of Gender-based Violence

Across individual, organizational, and societal levels, there is a financial cost to gender based violence (GBV). In 2016, the UN estimated the global cost to be 1.5 trillion US dollars. In this report undertaken by Care International, researchers analysed 13 studies on gender based violence to break down the economic cost of GBV and promote the opportunities available when this cost is mitigated.

CARE: Analysis and Learning from our Programs (5.9 Mb)

Sometimes, I think about not going to work anymore because of this [sexual harassment]. But then I think about my family condition and I know I cannot quit.

Female garment worker from Cambodia, p.4