Dating scale violence

03-Jun-2016 08:29

The United Nations defines violence against women as "any act of gender-based violence that results in, or is likely to result in, physical, sexual or mental harm or suffering to women, including threats of such acts, coercion or arbitrary deprivation of liberty, whether occurring in public or in private life."Intimate partner violence refers to behaviour by an intimate partner or ex-partner that causes physical, sexual or psychological harm, including physical aggression, sexual coercion, psychological abuse and controlling behaviours.

Sexual violence is "any sexual act, attempt to obtain a sexual act, or other act directed against a person’s sexuality using coercion, by any person regardless of their relationship to the victim, in any setting.

Some factors are associated with being a perpetrator of violence, some are associated with experiencing violence and some are associated with both.

Intimate partner and sexual violence have serious short- and long-term physical, mental, sexual and reproductive health problems for survivors and for their children, and lead to high social and economic costs.

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Sensitization and education of health and other service providers is therefore another important strategy.

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The prevalence estimates range from 23.2% in high-income countries and 24.6% in the Western Pacific region to 37% in the WHO Eastern Mediterranean region, and 37.7% in the South-East Asia region.

Furthermore, globally as many as 38% of all murders of women are committed by intimate partners.

Sensitization and education of health and other service providers is therefore another important strategy.

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The prevalence estimates range from 23.2% in high-income countries and 24.6% in the Western Pacific region to 37% in the WHO Eastern Mediterranean region, and 37.7% in the South-East Asia region.

Furthermore, globally as many as 38% of all murders of women are committed by intimate partners.

Violence among young people, including dating violence, is also a major problem.