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Stepping up fight against domestic violence likely to pay dividends

Post-2015 Consensus research on conflict and violence found that violence against women cost the world $6.3 trillion every year. In an op-ed published by The Age Australia, Bjorn Lomborg discusses Australia’s fight against domestic violence.

The Australian government's decision to step up its fight against the scourge of domestic violence does not just make moral sense: it is underpinned by a sound economic case too.

Researchers for Copenhagen Consensus recently conducted one of the first analyses of the total costs of violence worldwide, and found that gender-based violence – believed to affect around one in three women globally – has a considerably higher financial impact on society than many would think.

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