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Study Shows One Third Of Women Worldwide Have Been Abused

Stop The Violence Against Women
Stop The Violence Against Women

According to the first major review of violence against women, about a third of women worldwide have been physically or sexually assaulted by a former or current partner.

The World Health Organization and other experts estimated nearly 40 percent of women killed worldwide were slain by an intimate partner and that being assaulted by a partner was the most common kind of violence experienced by women.

Globally, the WHO review found 30 percent of women are affected by domestic or sexual violence by a partner.

The rate of domestic violence against women was highest in Africa, the Middle East and Southeast Asia, where it affected 37 percent of women.