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Reducing Domestic Violence Helps All Of Haiti

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Domestic violence is a human rights issue, a public health issue, and an economic development issue.

It not only causes pain and suffering for the victims but creates costs for society. Victims are more likely to commit suicide, have more unwanted pregnancies, are less likely to complete education, are less likely to seek employment, are more likely to have underweight babies, and are more likely to contract sexually transmitted diseases including HIV.

New research for Haiti Priorise by Dr. Anke Hoeffler from Oxford University’s CSAE studies the costs and effects of investments to reduce domestic violence.

Bjorn Lomborg discusses the research in the Huffington post. Lire l'article en français au Le National.