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Settings where violence occurs

Violence against women and girls takes place in various public and private settings including the home; within the community, such as in and around schools, on streets or other open spaces (e.g. markets, public transportation), places of work (e.g. offices, farms and factories); and state-run or custodial institutions, such as correctional, police, health and social welfare facilities. Refugee and displaced persons camps and areas related to armed conflict, such as military compounds or bases, are also often sites of violence. (UN General Assembly, 2006)