The United Nations defines violence against women as "any act of gender-based violence that leads to , or is probably going to end in , physical, sexual, or mental harm or suffering to women, including threats of such acts, coercion or arbitrary deprivation of liberty, whether occurring publicly or privately life."
A 2013 analysis conduct by WHO with the London School of Hygiene and medicine and therefore the South Africa Medical Research Council, used existing data from over 80 countries and located that worldwide, 1 in 3, or 35%, of women have experienced physical and/or sexual violence by an intimate partner or non-partner sexual violence and the number jump to 60%, now during COVID crisis.
Almost one third (30%) of all women who are during a relationship have experienced physical and/or sexual violence by their intimate partner. The prevalence estimates of intimate partner violence range from 23.2% in high-income countries and 24.6% within the WHO Western Pacific region to 37% within the WHO Eastern Mediterranean region, and 37.7% within the WHO South-East Asia region.
Intimate partner (physical, sexual and emotional) and sexual violence cause serious short- and long-term physical, mental, sexual and reproductive health problems for ladies . They also affect their children, and cause high social and economic costs for ladies , their families and societies.
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