Small steps in Madagascar’s fight against gender-based violence

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Nearly a third of Malagasy women report having experienced domestic violence at least once

Small steps in Madagascar’s fight against gender-based violence


ANTANANARIVO, 10 December 2013 (IRIN) - Efforts to reduce violence against women in Madagascar  are coming up against the economic realities and social norms lived by the majority of women in the country. While police have been trained to help women press charges against violent partners, many women still have trouble speaking out about abuse. 

“We are trying to break the silence on violence against women in Madagascar,” said Tolotra Andriamanana, National Gender Programme Officer a...


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