VAWM Fact From Prajnya1

Violence against Women

¨ At least one out of every three women around the world has been beaten, coerced into sex or abused in their lifetime.

¨ 85 % of the women who have experienced sexual violence have never told anyone about it.

¨ 16 forms of gender violence: Sexual Violence as a Weapon of War; Pre-Natal Sex Selection; Female Genital Mutilation; Date Rape; Dowry-related Violence; Child Marriage; Trafficking of Girls and Women; Domestic Violence; Crimes committed in the name of passion or honour; Abduction of adolescent girls during combat; Bride kidnapping; Sexual harrassment at work; Physical or emotional violence by an intimate partner; Exploitation of domestic workers; Femicide; Coercive reproductive practices.

[Sources: UN, NFHS, UNFPA]
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