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Violence Around the Globe

Every nation has a staggering problem with violent crimes against men and women. While some countries are seeing a decline, it is still a problem to be dealt with. With the modern day technology making it easier to share information; we want to continue to create awareness.

The hardest part of learning about violent acts is being able to find them. Violent crimes commited by an intimate partner are less likely to be reported. Not only can this cause repeat attacks, but victims are left helpless and awareness to the problem becomes hidden. Always report abuse.

Global Stats

Aprox. 1 in 3 (35%) of women worldwide have experienced either physical and/or sexual intimate partner violence or non-partner sexual violence in their lifetime. [II]

Globally, as many as 38% of murders of women are committed by an intimate partner. [II]

between ages of 15-49: 15% of women in Japan and 71% of women in Ethiopia reported physical and/or sexual violence by an intimate partner in their lifetime [II]

Between 0.3–11.5% of women reported sexual violence that occured before they were 15 years old [1]

An estimated 246 million girls and boys experience school-related violence every year [1]

Who's at risk?

people who exibit behavior or prefences outside the status quo; such as sexuality orientation, religion, disablilities. [II]

people with low self-esteem and/or previous abusive relationships

Beyond Domestic Abuse

Intimate Partner Violence: refers to behaviour by an intimate partner or ex-partner that causes physical, sexual or psychological harm, including physical aggression, sexual coercion, psychological abuse and controlling behaviours. [II]

Sexual Violence: any sexual act, attempt to obtain a sexual act, or other act directed against a person’s sexuality using coercion, by any person regardless of their relationship to the victim, in any setting. It includes rape, defined as the physically forced or otherwise coerced penetration of the vulva or anus with a penis, other body part or object. [II]

References

[I] World Health Organization
[II] UN Women

full APA references can be found here