On the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, a series of charts show how widespread men’s violence against women and girls is worldwide.
November 25 is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women.
The term “violence against women” includes men’s violence against women and girls, including intimate partner abuse, sexual harassment, human trafficking, female genital mutilation (FGM) and child marriage.
According to new data from 13 countries/regions, since the COVID-19 pandemic at the beginning of last year, one-third of women said they or someone they knew had experienced some form of violence. UN report.
Thursday also marked the beginning of a 16-day activist campaign until December 10, the International Human Rights Day. This year’s theme is “The Orange World: End Violence Against Women Now!”
The following five infographics show the prevalence of male violence against women worldwide.
Intimate partner abuse
Nearly one-third of women have suffered physical, sexual or emotional abuse by their current or former partner at least in their lifetime. report This year it was released by the World Health Organization and the United Nations.
According to data analyzed by UN Women, the situation in Afghanistan is the worst, where nearly 34% of women and girls over the age of 15 have been abused by their partners.
Five of the 10 countries where women and girls are most abused are in Africa. In the Democratic Republic of the Congo, 32% of women and girls aged 15 or over have been abused by an intimate partner.
According to the recent global homicide report of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, approximately 87,000 women were murdered in 2017 (Office of Drugs and Crime).
Africa has the highest incidence of intimate partner/family related homicides.
According to statistics, most known victims of human trafficking are women and girls, accounting for 46% and 19% respectively. Office of Drugs and Crime.
77% of women are trafficked for sexual exploitation and 14% of women are trafficked for forced labor.
72% of girls are trafficked for sexual exploitation and 21% are trafficked for forced labor.
Forced child marriage
In several regions of Africa and South Asia, child marriage is prominent.
In Africa, Niger has the highest rate of child marriage, and 76% of women aged 20 to 24 are now married before the age of 18.
The rate of child marriage in South Asia is also high, 28% of girls are forced to marry before the age of 18, and 7% are forced to marry before the age of 15.
Sexual violence in conflict
According to the Armed Conflict Location and Event Data Project (Armed Conflict Location and Event Data Project), of the 638 incidents of sexual violence against civilians recorded in conflict areas since January 2020, approximately 550 were women.
Conflict sexual violence and conflict-related sexual violence include wartime rape and crimes committed by armed and organized actors.
Africa has the largest number of incidents, with 376 incidents, of which the Democratic Republic of the Congo has the most incidents, of which 135 incidents are mainly caused by “unidentified armed groups”.