International Day to end Violence Against Women

End Violence Against Women

Sunday 25th November was the start of the International 16 Days of Activism to End Violence Against Women.  If you, or a friend have suffered such violence, or if you are wanting to get involved to work to bring an end to this criminal behaviour then you may like to have a look at the linked information below.

Statistics for violence against women

Violence against women is a major problem in the UK. In fact, almost half of all women in the UK experience domestic violence, sexual assault or stalking (Walby & Allen, Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault and Stalking: Findings from the British Crime Survey, 2004).

For some forms of violence against women such as forced marriage, female genital mutilation, rape and sexual violence, trafficking and forced prostitution we have limited statistics. This is due to a number of factors including: the hidden nature of the abuse; fear and stigma preventing reporting and lack of systematic data collection by the UK Government. The figures that are available are likely to be an underestimate.

Millions of women and girls every year are being beaten, raped, mutilated, abducted, forced to marry, and murdered. It’s time for the violence to stop.

The links on the left of this page will take you to a list of facts and statistics that illustrate just how prevalent violence against women is here in the UK.

Key research:

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