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Friday, June 21, 2013

Violence Against Women Is A 'Global Health Problem Of Epidemic Proportions,' Says WHO

Violence Against Women Is A 'Global Health Problem Of Epidemic Proportions,' Says WHO



Violence Against Women Is A 'Global Health Problem Of Epidemic Proportions,' Says WHO

The Huffington Post  |  By Dominique Mosbergen Posted:   |  Updated: 06/21/2013 9:10 am EDT
About one in three women worldwide experience sexual or physical violence at least once in their lives, according to a World Health Organization report released Thursday.
Put together by the WHO in partnership with the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and the South African Medical Research Council, the report says 35 percent of women around the world are victims of sexual or physical violence, and that assault at the hands of an intimate partner is by far the most common form of such violence. In fact, a whopping 30 percent of women globally were found to be domestic violence victims.
“These findings send a powerful message that violence against women is a global health problem of epidemic proportions,” said Dr. Margaret Chan, director-general of WHO, in a statement. “We also see that the world’s health systems can and must do more for women who experience violence.”
The study found that 38 percent of all women who were murdered were killed by their intimate partners, and more than 40 percent of domestic violence victims were found to have suffered injuries from those incidents.
In addition, the study showed that women who experience violence at the hands of their intimate partners are more likely to suffer from depression, have alcohol use problems, unwanted pregnancies and abortions, as well as sexually transmitted infections, including HIV.
Citing the recent assault of celebrity chef Nigella Lawson by her husband, one of the report's authors told Reuters that violence against women is truly a concern for everyone on the planet.
"This is an everyday reality for many, many women," said the author, Charlotte Watts, a health policy expert at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. "[I]t's not just poor women, or women in a certain country. This really is a global issue."
Read the full report at the WHO website here.
According to NPR, this WHO report, which considered data from 81 countries, has offered the "first comprehensive look at domestic violence globally."
The report's authors say they hope their findings will help raise awareness about this global problem and will spark the beginnings of change. The first step, they say, will be equipping health care professionals with the knowledge and tools needed to provide the necessary care to victims of violence.
"There is no magic bullet, no vaccine or pill [for rape or abuse]," Claudia Garcia-Moreno, a physician with the WHO and a co-author of the report, told NPR. "But what we hear from women is that oftentimes, just having an empathetic listener who can provide some practical support and help her get access to some other services --that in itself is an important intervention."

 COMMENT :

The world would be much better and nicer with minimum sex violence against female had the political leaders were voted to power from good, well groomed families and not from garbage dump those who fucks their mothers, sisters and the father fucks their daughters.

 

The police officers are knocked off if they arrest the politician resulting in their abetting of the politician sex crimes and at the same time, they too share sex with the left over of the politicians. Then the last is doctors as the certifier that no violation or sex took place because of heavy amount of currency is pumped in to the doctor's pocket to do the needful.

 

The females should be properly dressed and not willingly show their private parts wearing bikini, mini half pants and tight pant and shirts, and show the boobs bulging out to attract the attention of the male. Who would do to curb these factors that in a society where marriage in getting a rare antic item of social norm.  In addition, parents have no say because of Individual right.

Apart from many other factors, the above-mentioned are the important factors. First, enforce a unshakeable check on the factors in any country of any religious orientation the female violence is bound to show a downward trend.  Of course, death penalty to support with proper comprehensive medical and legal facilities to support all female violence cases all over the world. Otherwise, female violence case would have upward trend to a catastrophic limit of no return through out the world.   

 

 
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