Why do women need special laws to protect them from violence?

A woman and a child walk amidst an art installation of 745 pairs of female red shoes, put on display by Mexican visual artist Elina Chauvet to protest against gender violence and femicide, at La Constitucion Square in Malaga

A woman and a child walk amidst an art installation of 745 pairs of female red shoes, put on display by Mexican visual artist Elina Chauvet to protest against gender violence and femicide, at La Constitucion Square in Malaga, southern Spain, June 12, 2015. REUTERS/Jon Nazca TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY – RTX1GAET

Phys.org | Why do women need special laws to protect them from violence?
November 25, 2015
Dabney Evans, assistant professor of global health at Emory University, wrote a column on violence against women worldwide and her research concerning the effectiveness of federal anti-femicide laws in Brazil and Nicaragua.

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