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Against Violence Against Women

We are going to discuss different types of violence that women around the world may face, whether the violent act affects women physically, mentally, emotionally, and/or all the above. Each paper will discuss examples of the type of violence women face, ex: human trafficking, domestic violence, violence against women with disabilities, violence against women of color or immigrants, the murder of women through honor killings and even the violence that female children face. However, in our individual discussions, these sub-topics may intermix. In our papers, we will compare how different nations regulate laws when handling violence against women, if they do or do not have laws to protect women and if culture affects how these laws are practiced. We want to see how prevalent violence against women is nations and the origin of the violence. If our research lets us see the causes of violence against women, maybe we can see what can protect women from experiencing future violence.

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