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Gender-based violence has been recognised as a cross cutting issue affecting the lives of victims from a diversity of dimensions including health, economy, culture, psychology, education, livelihoods and political participation.
In fact, violence against women and girls was chosen as one of the critical areas of action in the four countries, following the Beijing Conference.
This presents a key opportunity for different players, including government agencies, NGOs, United Nations agencies and other institutions, to build an understanding on issues of violence and undertake activities to combat violence. Training is imperative to build this understanding and initiate or strengthen programmes combating violence.