Violence against women: Violence against women is a global public health problem that has serious adverse effects on women’s physical, mental, and reproductive health. For the first time, global prevalence estimates have been calculated based on all existing data from population-based studies showing that worldwide, 35% of women have experienced either intimate partner violence (physical and/or sexual violence by an intimate partner) or non-partner sexual violence or both in their lifetime.
Violence against women
35%of women have experienced physical/ sexual violence by a partner and/or sexual violence by a non-partner in their lifetimeReport on global and regional estimates of violence against women
Intimate partner violence
30%of ever partnered women globally have experienced physical or sexual violence by a partner in their lifetimePrevalence of intimate partner violence
Non-partner sexual violence
7%of women globally have experienced sexual violence by a non-partner in their lifetimePrevalence of non-partner sexual violence
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