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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) 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). Record #7048
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Published 9 March 2021

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). Record #7048

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