By David Lee on June 20, 2013 · tagged as , ,

Global study recommends addressing cultural and social factors behind violence against women

Violence Against Women Prevelance Infgraphic: 1 out of 3 women throughout the world will experience sexual and/or physical violence by a partner or sexual violence by a non-partner.The World Health Organization has released a new report showing that 35% of all women will experience either  violence and/or sexual violence by a partner or sexual violence by a non-partner. The report titled Global and regional estimates of violence against women: Prevalence and health effects of intimate partner violence and non-partner sexual violence is the first systematic study of global data on the prevalence of violence against women – both by partners and non-partners. The report describes the health impacts of violence against women.

In addition to strengthening systems for victims to report violence, prevention is an important recommendation:

The report calls for a major scaling up of global efforts to prevent all kinds of violence against women by addressing the social and cultural factors behind it.

Click here to see the full report.

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David S. Lee, MPH, is the Director of Prevention Services at the California Coalition Against Sexual Assault where he provides training and technical assistance on prevention. David manages the national project PreventConnect, an online community of violence against women prevention practitioners, funders, researchers and activists. For over 27 years David has worked in efforts to end domestic violence and sexual assault.

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