Tag: violence against women

1 Billion Rising

One in three women on the planet will be raped or beaten in her lifetime.

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1 in 4 women has experienced domestic violence in her lifetime.
Nearly 3 out of 4 Americans personally know someone who is or has been a victim of domestic violence.
On average, more than three women and one man are murdered by their intimate partners in this country every day.

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Global Outrage: More Than 1/3 of World’s Women Suffer Physical or Sexual Violence

The report is the first systematic study of global data on the prevalence of violence against women. The study found that violence committed by an intimate partner is the most common form of violence, affecting 30 percent of women worldwide. In addition, 38 percent of all women murdered globally are killed by their intimate partner; women who face physical and/or sexual partner violence are 1.5 times more likely to acquire a sexually transmitted infection and twice as likely to develop depression and alcohol-use problems.

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This Story Could Save a Woman’s Life

For a split second, Helen Yee thought the guy who opened the passenger door of her car and slid in next to her was a neighbor.
Then she saw his gun.
The story of what happened next should be shared with every girl and woman you know. It might just save their lives.

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