How big is the problem of violence against women? The challenge of intersectional measurement at the global level

Professor Sally Engle Merry, Sharon Bessell, Martyn Pearce

Asia and the Pacific Policy Society podcast:

Professor Sally Engle Merry, a leading expert on gender-based violence, talks about international efforts to measure violence against women, whether the Sustainable Development Goals are giving momentum to the issue or complicating it still further, and whether the #MeToo movement marks a turning point in tackling gender-based violence.

Gender Institute podcast:

This talk by Professor Sally Engle Merry explores the challenges and the efforts of the United Nations to come up with a set of indicators to measure violence against women globally. While the UN effort is fraught with difficulty and ultimately misses a great deal, it also is essential in order to support the global social movement against violence against women.

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