In Viet Nam, for example, expenditure and lost earnings resulting from domestic violence was estimated at 1.4 per cent of GDP in 2010 .In the United Kingdom, the cost of domestic violence in 2009, including service-related costs, lost economic output and human and emotional costs, amounted to GBP 16 billion .SAVE Nelson/Tasman (Students Against Violence Everywhere) was set up by two Nelson College students, with the slogan ‘Domestic Violence - Not our Generation'.
The illustrator is hoping to send out a more serious message with his latest work, as he asks women to share their thoughts on gender violence by writing them on pairs of pants and sharing via social media Previous projects have included an 'anti anorexia' campaign featuring skeletal drawings of style icons Kate Moss and Alexa Chung, and a collection of famous female cartoon characters suffering the effects of domestic violence.
Read more» Violence against women and girls, a gross human rights violation, devastates lives, causes untold pain, suffering and illness. A recent study estimated that the cost of intimate-partner accounted for 5.2 per cent of the global economy .
Beyond the direct medical and judicial costs, violence against women takes a toll on household and national budgets through lost income and productivity.
Yet, robust funding for efforts to end this violence remains woefully insufficient.
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