Fast facts: statistics on violence against women and girls
Between 15 and 76 % of women are targeted for physical and/or sexual violence in their lifetime, according to the available country data. Most of this violence takes place within intimate relationships, with many women (ranging from 9 to 70 %) reporting their husbands or partners as the perpetrator.
In Guatemala, two women are murdered, on average, each day.
In India, 8,093 cases of dowry-related death were reported in 2007; an unknown number of murders of women and young girls were falsely labeled ‘suicides’ or ‘accidents’.
In Australia, Canada, Israel, South Africa and the United States, between 40 and 70 % of female murder victims were killed by their intimate partners.
In the State of Chihuahua, Mexico, 66 % of murders of women were committed by husbands, boyfriends or other family members.
Violence and Young Women
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