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KEY STATISTICS ON AGAINST WOMEN AND GIRLS

1 in 3 women has been beaten or sexually abused in her lifetime 

Boys who witness their fathers' violence are 10 times more likely to engage in spouse abuse in later adulthood

Every year,                         girls are sexually assaulted at or on their way to school

60 million

In some parts of the world a girl is more likely to be raped than to learn how to read

VIOLENCE

Usually the abuser is a member of her own family or someone known to her

640000 women and girls are trafficked across borders annually 

505600 women are trafficked for sexual exploitation

VICTIMS OF  

Women and girls are                    of the estimated 800,000 people trafficked across national borders annually with the majority -                   - trafficked for sexual exploitation

TRAFFICKING 

80%

79%

Sex-selective abortions

At least                           girls are 'missing' from various populations - mostly in Asia - as a result of:

Infanticide

Neglect

60 Million

5%

Up to           of women report being physically                  while pregnant

abused

          of physically abused Indian women reported                     during pregnancy 

50% 

violence 

Between 100 and 140 million women and girls alive today have been subjected to  

In six African countries over              of women have been subject to this practise

80%

Female Genital Mutilation 

Over                        girls worldwide are 

31.3 million

14.1 million  

60 million 

in South Asia  

Violence and abuse characterise married life for many of these girls 

in Sub-Sahara Africa

child brides

It's time to

stop

this worldwide injustice

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