Violence against women worldwide is epidemic. More than one in three women have experienced physical or sexual violence, WHO saysby BBC News
More than one in three women worldwide have experienced physical or sexual violence, a report by the World Health Organization and other groups says.It says 38% of all women murdered were killed by their partners, and such violence is a major contributor to depression and other health problems.
WHO head Margaret Chan said violence against women was “a global health problem of epidemic proportions”.
The study also calls for toleration of such attacks worldwide to be halted.
And it says new guidelines must be adopted by health officials around the world to prevent the abuse and offer better protection to victims.