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Violence against women prevalence estimates, 2018 : global, regional and national prevalence estimates of violence against women and global and regional estimates for non-partner violence against women WHO, on behalf of the United Nations Inter-Agency Working Group on Violence Against Women Estimation and Data (VAW-IAWGED

Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Geneva, Switzerland.: World Health Organization, 2021Description: electronic document (112 pages); PDF file.Subject(s): DOMESTIC VIOLENCE | INFOGRAPHICS | INTERNATIONAL COMPARISON | PREVALENCE | SEXUAL VIOLENCE | STATISTICS | VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN | INTERNATIONALDDC classification: 362.8292 GLO Online resources: Click here to access online | Media release (9/3/2021) | WHO Global Database on Prevalence of VAW | NZ prevalence data Summary: Violence against women is a major human rights violation as well as a widespread public health concern. It has significant short-, medium- and long-term effects on the physical and mental health and well-being of women, children and families [1–16]. It is estimated that between 38% and 40% of murders of women are committed by intimate partners [17,18]. Violence against women also has serious social and economic consequences for countries and societies [19–21]. The previous global and regional estimates of violence against women, published in 2013 (#4158), established that intimate partner violence against women is a globally pervasive public health problem – experienced by almost a third of all women worldwide – requiring urgent action. This new report provides updated global and regional estimates of intimate partner violence and non-partner sexual violence, based on more and better quality data, and also presents country estimates1 of intimate partner violence against women. (From the introduction). For the latest prevalence data for New Zealand, see the findings from the 2019 Family Violence Study - follow the link. Record #7048
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Violence against women is a major human rights violation as well as a widespread public health concern. It has significant short-, medium- and long-term effects on the physical and mental health and well-being of women, children and families [1–16]. It is estimated that between 38% and 40% of murders of women are committed by intimate partners [17,18]. Violence against women also has serious social and economic consequences for countries and societies [19–21]. The previous global and regional estimates of violence against women, published in 2013 (#4158), established that intimate partner violence against women is a globally pervasive public health problem – experienced by almost a third of all women worldwide – requiring urgent action. This new report provides updated global and regional estimates of intimate partner violence and non-partner sexual violence, based on more and better quality data, and also presents country estimates1 of intimate partner violence against women. (From the introduction). For the latest prevalence data for New Zealand, see the findings from the 2019 Family Violence Study - follow the link. Record #7048

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