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Violence against women is any act or threat of gender-based violence, in public or in private life, that causes physical, sexual or psychological harm or suffering to women.

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In Australia, violence against women takes many forms, including domestic violence, family violence, intimate partner violence, sexual harassment and sexual assault.
Each state and territory in Australia has laws that make some forms of violence against women a crime.