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Domestic Violence against Women: Higher Tax on Alcohol Could Protect Women
Authors: John Simister
Source: Open Journal of Social Sciences, 4(5): 114-123, DOI: 10.4236/jss.2016.45015
Topic(s): Alcohol consumption
Domestic violence
Gender-based violence (GBV)
Country: More than one region
  Multiple Regions
Published: MAY 2016
Abstract: Domestic violence against women is a very widespread problem, thought to affect about a third of women worldwide: hence, there may be a billion victims. The consequences of violence within the home can be devastating—often leaving women permanently injured, and sometimes resulting in her death. This paper reports recent evidence on the problem, confirming the link between alcohol consumption and violence. Governments can do more to support women: a new tax on alcohol could pay for services to protect violence.