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Current efforts to prevent violence against women and girls are inadequate, according to a new series published in The Lancet. Estimates suggest that globally, 1 in 3 women have experienced either physical or sexual violence from their partner, and that 7% of women will experience sexual assault by a non-partner.

Despite increased global attention to violence perpetrated against women and girls, and advances in knowledge about how to tackle these abuses, levels of violence against women — including intimate partner violence, rape, female genital mutilation, trafficking and forced marriages — remain high, with serious consequences for victims’ physical and mental health, according to a Lancet news release on the series.

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