The World Health Organization says its latest research shows that 1 in 3 women, globally, have been the victim of gender-based violence.
WHO Director General, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus says the study was the organization’s largest-ever, conducted on the prevalence of G.B.V. against women and girls.
He says the survey shows that an estimated 736-million women, globally, have suffered intimate-partner violence, sexual violence or both, at least once in their lives.
Ghebreyesus says young women are more at risk of this type of violence.
Violence against women is disgracefully widespread.
1 in 3 women are subjected to physical or sexual violence in their lifetimes, according to @WHO.
— António Guterres (@antonioguterres) March 10, 2021