A study by the World Health Organization (WHO) found that one in four women and girls worldwide is physically or sexually abused by a male partner.
According to The Guardian, a study by the World Health Organization and UN partners found that domestic violence began at an early age. In the study, a quarter of girls between the ages of 15 and 19 were exploited at least once in their lives.
The WHO estimates that one-third of women worldwide over the age of 15 will be sexually or physically abused at least once in their lives.
“Violence is mainly in poor countries”
The report found that violence was higher in low- and middle-income countries. Violence against women was highest in South Asia and sub-Saharan Africa. 16 percent in Europe, 18 percent in Central Asia and 21 percent in Southeast Asia as regions where violence against women is low.
WHO Director-General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus“Violence against women is an endemic phenomenon that affects millions of women in every country and culture. Unlike Covid-19, violence against women cannot be stopped by vaccination. We can only fight this with the deep and sustained efforts of governments, communities and individuals.” “he said.
Carrying out the work of the WHO Dr. Claudia Garcia-MorenoHe said reports of violence against women were an “alarm signal” for governments to take action.
Violence against women by foreigners and partners in 161 countries was studied by the WHO between 2000 and 2018. The report focused on physical and sexual violence, but noted that the data could be higher when other types of violence and abuse were added.