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Violence between individuals 'kills nine times more people' than wars

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The Guardian has published an article reporting on the findings from Anke Hoeffler and James Fearon’s research paper focused on conflict and violence targets for the post-2015 development agenda, commissioned by Copenhagen Consensus Center.  The article highlights the findings of the paper related to domestic abuse.

“The report estimates the global cost of domestic violence against women and children to be more than $8tn a year. ‘Domestic abuse of women and children should no longer be regarded as a private matter but a public health concern’ says the report. It adds: ‘The cost of interpersonal violence... are almost wholly neglected in current development programming.’”

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