Document - Broken bodies, shattered minds: Torture and ill-treatment of women
<h1>Broken bodies, shattered minds<br>
The patterns, methods, causes and consequences of the torture of women are decisively influenced by the victims' gender. In order to be effective, therefore, a plan of action to combat the torture of women has to be based on a perspective that takes into account gender issues.
15 UNICEF, Domestic Violence Against Women and Girls, May 2000.