The Vienna Declaration and Program of Action (VDPA), (part I, para. 18)
"Gender-based violence is a violation of human rights and the main barrier to gender equality, it is
detrimental first and most to women, and in particular for the victims themselves, but also it weakens the society as a whole".
Ministerial Declaration of the 4th Union of Mediterranean (UfM) Ministerial Conference on women's rights (November 2017, Cairo), (point 9).