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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. 
  • Domestic violence is the largest form of abuse of women worldwide, irrespective of region, culture, ethnicity, education, class and religion.
  • It is estimated that more than two million girls are genitally mutilated per year, a rate of one girl every fifteen seconds. 
  • The number of women forced or sold into prostitution is estimated worldwide at anywhere between 700,000 and 4,000,000 per year. 
  • Globally, women between the ages of 15-44 are more likely to be maimed or die as a result of male violence than through cancer, malaria, traffic accidents or war combined.

Source: un.org