Posted by in Resources, VAW in Emergencies and Reproductive Health on December 5, 2013

New Global Data on Violence Against Women

The Global Health Observatory releases data on violence against women around the world, reaffirming that VAW is a global public health problem that has serious adverse effects on women’s physical, mental, and reproductive health. Through the Global Health Observatory of the World Health organizations, for the first time, global prevalence estimates have been calculated based on all existing data from population-based studies showing that worldwide, 35% of women have experienced either intimate partner violence (physical and/or sexual violence by an intimate partner) or non-partner sexual violence or both in their lifetime. You can read more about this here.