Mar 08 2017 Posted: 13:09 GMT


Violence against women (VAW) is now recognized as a global issue that is prevalent in all societies at all levels of development. Globally the leading form of VAW is intimate partner violence (IPV) with more than 1 in 3 reporting experiencing it in their lifetime (WHO 2013). Despite the recent UN declaration on the new Sustainable Developmental Goals (the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development) incorporating the issue of VAW in the global development policy agenda, there is considerable inertia in policy action. One of the reasons for policy inaction is the lack of translation of the individual specific micro level costs that arise in the incidents of violence to the macroeconomic level. Economists in the What Works to Prevent Violence: Economic and Social Costs of VAWG team at NUI Galway have undertaken to do just this in their forthcoming publication in Feminist Economics (“Estimating the macroeconomic loss due to violence against women: The case of Vietnam”).


The infographic presents the details of key findings and policy implications of this important study.