To End Poverty, Eliminate Gender-Based Violence

November 25, 2015

1/3 of women worldwide have or will experience intimate partner violence or non-partner sexual violence in their lifetime. This is not only a grave social issue, but one with economic consequences that contribute to ongoing poverty. Ede Ijjasz-Vasquez, Sr. Director at the World Bank, explains the role that social norms play in perpetuating violence against women and how the World Bank is working to eliminate this social ill.