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  • UK Statistics 20 April 2010 — Mandy Marshall — Statistics

    Did you know over two women per week are killed by current or ex-partners, and that one in four women in the UK will experience domestic violence in their lifetime?
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  • UN Womenwatch 20 April 2010 — Mandy Marshall — Statistics

    At least one out of every three women has been beaten, coerced into sex or otherwise abused in her lifetime.
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  • UN Secretary-General's database on violence against women 20 April 2010 — Mandy Marshall — Statistics

    In 2006, the Secretary-General of the United Nations launched his in-depth study on all forms of violence against women. In response to the Secretary-General’s study, the General Assembly adopted resolution 61/143 of 19 December 2006, calling upon Member States and the United Nations system to intensify their efforts to eliminate all forms of violence against women.
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  • UNIFEM Global Facts & Figures 20 April 2010 — Mandy Marshall — Statistics

    Violence against women and girls is a problem of pandemic proportions. At least one out of every three women around the world has been beaten, coerced into sex, or otherwise abused in her lifetime — with the abuser usually someone known to her.
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  • My journey to health and redemption 16 April 2010 — Mandy Marshall — Survivors’ stories

    Sexual violence is subtle and quiet, like a thief in the night. It breaks in, stealing dignity, self-worth, trust, healthy perspective, healthy self-image, beauty, the ability to thrive, and the ability to make choices. The destruction that this thief leaves behind is self-hatred, mistrust, confusion, phobia, panic, fear, degradation, ugliness, disgust, darkness, guilt, shame, paranoia, a hatred of sex, and a fear of men.
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  • Margaret’s story 16 April 2010 — Mandy Marshall — Survivors’ stories

    My name is Margaret and this is my story. Like any young woman, I met a man and fell in love. Our relationship was never easy, but I loved him and 3 years later we were married. The first year of our marriage was the best year of our relationship. We were happy and things were going really well, so we decided to start a family. It was while I was pregnant with our first child, that I noticed a change in John. He started having angry outbursts and shouted a lot. If we were in the car and I annoyed him, he would put his foot down and drive really fast, which terrified me. If I asked him to slow down, he would just drive faster. I learned to stop saying how I felt about things and about his behaviour.
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  • British Attitudes British Attitudes 16 April 2010 — Mandy Marshall — Blog

    Kit Malthouse, Deputy Mayor for Policing, recently stated in the London Evening Standard (31 march 2010) that there has been ‘a change in British attitudes to prostitution over the past decade.
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  • Brides and beatings in Kyrgyzstan 09 March 2010 — Peter Grant — Blog

    Kyrgyzstan has been in the news this month. Its government has been toppled in a coup that has left over 70 people dead, and there is much uncertainty about the political future in the capital, Bishkek.
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