The United Nations shared important data reflecting the current situation of women in the world. Because this organization defines violence against women as “any act of gender-based violence that causes or may result in physical, sexual, or psychological harm to women, including the threat of such acts, coercion, or deprivation. arbitrary freedom, whether it occurs in public or private life. "
Here are 9 facts about violence against women worldwide:
1.- Worldwide estimates published by the WHO show that roughly every third woman in the world has suffered physical and / or sexual violence at some point in her life.
Approximately 15 million teenage girls aged 15 to 19 from around the world were forced to engage in forced sex.
2.- 42% of female victims of violence in the partnership report an injury as a result of this violence.
3.- 38% of the murders of women in the world are committed by their male partner.
4.- Adult women make up 49% of the victims of human trafficking discovered worldwide.
Overall, women and girls make up about 72%, with girls being more than three out of four children who are victims of human trafficking.
More than four out of five women and nearly three out of four girls who are victims of human trafficking are victims of sexual exploitation.
5.- At least 200 million women and girls between the ages of 15 and 19 have suffered female genital mutilation in 30 countries in the USA that there are representative data on prevalence.
6.- It is estimated that today there are 650 million women and girls in the world who married before the age of 18.
7.- Girls are more annoyed about the appearance of their face or body than boys.
8.- One in ten women in the European Union said they had suffered from cyberbullying since they were 15 years old. The risk is also higher for young women between the ages of 18 and 29.
- SMS messages
- In the various social networks
9.- In a plurinational study conducted in the Middle East and North Africa, between 40 and 60% of women said they had suffered sexual harassment on the street.
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With information from the UN and UN women.