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Violence against women

THE ENDLESS SHAME OF VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN THE PROBLEM VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN TAKES MANY FORMS- PHYSICAL, SEXUAL, PSYCHOLOGICAL AND ECONOMIC. THESE FORMS OF VIOLENCE ARE INTERRELATED AND AFFECT WOMEN FROM BEFORE BIRTH TO OLD AGE. WOMEN AGED 15-44 ARE MORE AT RISK FROM RAPE AND DOMESTIC VIOLENCE THAN FROM CANCER, CAR ACCIDENTS, WAR AND MALARIA. VIOLENCE BY AN INTIMATE PARTNER. PHYSICAL AND/OR SEXUAL VIOLENCE IS USUALIY INFLICTED BY AN INTIMATE PARTNER IN SOME COUNTRIES UP TO 48% OF WOMEN SUFFER PHYSICAL VIOLENCE PERPETRATED BY A CURRENT OR FORMER INTIMATE PARTNER HALF OF ALL WOMEN DID YOU KNOW? WHO DIE FROM HOMICIDE ARE KILLED BY THEIR CURRENT OR FORMER HUSBANDS OR PARTNERS A WOMAN IS KILLED EVERY SIX HOURS BY AN INTIMATE PARTNER IN SOUTH AFRICA YES, THAT'S A DAY.. SEXUAL VIOLENCE RATES OF SEXUAL VIOLENCE ARE DIFFICULT TO ESTABLISH BECAUSE IN MANY SOCIETIES SEXUAL VIOLENCE REMAINS FOR WOMEN AN ISSUE OF DEEP E SHAME 22.3% 54% OF WOMEN EXPERIENCE SEXUAL VIOLENCE BY NON-PARTNERS IN THEIR LIFETIME IN SWITZERLAND WIHAT WE KNOW IS JUST THE TIP OF THE ICEBERG OF GIRLS AGED 15-19 EXPERIENCED "SEXUAL COERCION" IN A DATING RELATIONSHIP IN CANADA SEXUAL VIOLENCE IN CONFLICT RAPE IS FREQUENTLY EMPLOYED AS A CONSCTOUS STRATEGY BY ARMED.GROUPS TO HUMILIATE OPPONENTS, TERRIFY INDIVIDUALS AND DESTROY SOCIETIES. UP TO 36 200.000+ 500,000 RAPES ARE REPORTED ON AVERAGE EACH MONTH ÎN THE DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO WOMEN HAVE SUFFERED FROM SEXUAL VIOLENCE IN THE DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO SINCE ARMED CONFLICT BEGAN WOMEN WERE RAPED DURING THE 1994 GENOCIDE IN RWANDA THIS IS A SHAME THAT NEEDS TO END STOP VIOLENCE AĞAINST WOMEN. NOW. Uniced Nations Regional Information Centre CONCEPT & DESIGN BY ANTONIO DI VICO SOURCE: HTP://ENDVIOLENCE.UN.ORG/SITUATION.SHTML

Violence against women

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Violence against is a shame that has been going on for too long. It not only affects negatively the lives of millions of women but it harms families and communities across generations and reinforces o...

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