Women, marginalization, and vulnerability: introduction

Mariachiara Di Cesare


Physical and psychological violence, sexual abuse, acid burning, genital mutilation, femicide, human trafficking, slavery. These and many others are the risks faced every day around the world by millions of women of all ages, social classes, and cultures. Violence against women is the consequence of inequalities in the power distribution between men and women within society, both past and present, which if not properly and promptly tackled will remain a cause of future death among women. This thematic issue on “Women, marginalization, and vulnerability” is meant to be a contribution to the international debate on the status of women in the world.

Mariachiara DI CESARE, Research Associate, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Public Health, Imperial College London, United Kingdom. E-mail:

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ISSN: 2035-5556

Reg. Tribunale di Roma n. 3321/54