VAWM Fact From Prajnya 11

Physical or emotional violence by an intimate partner

SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT     11
¨ Globally, between 10 and 69 % of women report physical abuse by an intimate partner at least once in their lives.¨ Women with disabilities are more likely to be abused by their partners than those without.

¨ 50% of Indian women who were abused reported abuse during pregnancy. Intimate partner violence causes 16% of deaths during pregnancy.

¨ Intimate partner violence causes depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, suicidal feelings and psychosomatic disorders in victims.

[Sources: WHO, Behavioural Risk Factor Surveillance System 2006, ICRW, Population Reports/JohnsHopkinsUniversity]
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