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Sexual Violence Against Women - The Hard Truths

SEXUAL VIOLENCE CAN AFFECT WOMEN AND GIRLS THROUGHOUT THEIR LIVES



RAPE

1. IF YOU ARE BORN A GIRL IN SOUTH AFRICA YOU ARE MORE LIKELY TO BE RAPED THAN LEARN TO READ.



DEMAND FOR VIRGIN CHILDREN.

2. AVERAGE COST: $500 FEMALE -$30 MALE GIRLS ARE CONSIDERED 'USED GOODS AND VALUED AT AS LITTLE AS $2 PER SEXUAL TRANSACTION.



SEX FOR GRADES

3. A STUDY IN UGANDA FOUND THAT 8 IN EVERY 100 STUDENTS AGED 16-17, HAD BEEN COERCED INTO SED WITH THEIR TEACHERS 8/100



FEMALE GENITAL MUTILATION

4. AN ESTIMATED 250 GIRLS EXPERIENCE FEMALE GENITAL MUTILATION EVERY HOUR



EARLY MARRIAGE

5. IN NEPAL, 7 PERCENT OF GIRLS ARE MARRIED BY AGE 10 AND 40 PERCENT BY AGE 15.



FORCED MARRIAGE

6. IN KYRGYZSTAN, APPROXIMATELY 40% OF WOMEN IN CITIES HAD BEEN VICTIMS OF "BRIDE KIDNAPPING," ONE OF THE MOST COMMON FORMS OF FORCED MARRIAGE.



SEXUAL ABUSE BY AN INTIMATE PARTNER

7. UP TO 70% OF WOMEN EXPERIENCE PHYSICAL AND/OR SEXUAL VIOLENCE BY AN INTIMATE PARTNER AT SOME POINT IN THEIR LIVES.



SEXUAL SLAVERY

8. 2 MILLION WOMEN GLOBALLY IT IS KNOWN THAT 2 MILLION WOMEN AND CHILDREN ARE HELD IN SEXUAL SERVITUDE AROUND THE WORLD, BUT 95% OF TRAFFICKING CASES ARE NEVER REPORTED.



WOMEN RAPED AS A WEAPON OF WAR

9. UP TO 500,000 DURING RWANDA GENOCIDE

64,000 IN SIERRA LEONE

40,000 IN BOSNIAN WAR

4,500 IN ONE PROVINCE OF CONGO IN 6 MONTHS

100S EVERY DAY IN DARFUR



FEMCIDE

10. HALF A MILLION FEWER FEMAL BABIES ARE BORN EACH YEAR IN INDIA DUE TO THE PRACTICE OF SEX-SELECTIVE ABORTION.



HELP STOP VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN

Sexual Violence Against Women - The Hard Truths

shared by ActionAid on Feb 27, 2012 in Human Rights

Sexual Violence Against Women - The Hard Truths

shared by ActionAid on Feb 27, 2012 in Human Rights

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Sexual violence against women is a serious abuse of women’s human rights, and an injustice experienced by women around the world. On International Women’s Day 2012, say NO to violence against wom...
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