Report: Male violence kills most women

Mary Robinson.

Women are more likely to be maimed or die from male violence than from cancer, traffic accidents and war combined.

That is the essence of a report to be delivered at the annual seminar of the Irish Joint Consortium on Gender Based Violence this morning.

The group will also highlight the fact that the issue of women's rights has not been dealt with under projected targets signed up to by countries across the globe.

Former Irish President, Mary Robinson, will host a breakfast briefing before the seminar to highlight the importance of including women's rights in the United Nations goals, a series of targets which are to be set out in 2015.

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