Violence against Women and Girls: Lessons from South Asia

The violence that girls and women face throughout their lives prevents them from leading healthy, productive lives. The World Bank looks at lessons learned and offers solutions.

The World Banks documents the dynamics of violence against girls and women in South Asia across their life cycles: from early childhood to old age. It also explores the different types of violence that girls and women may face throughout their lives, and interventions to address this violence.

The report critically reviews existing research from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka. Policies and programs that address violence against girls and women are analyzed in order to highlight key actors and promising interventions. Critical gaps in research, program evaluations, and interventions are discussed as strategic recommendations for policy makers, civil society, and other stakeholders working to fight violence against girls and women in South Asia