This 2-page fact sheet provides a general overview of sexual violence and provides answers to the following questions: Why is sexual violence a public health problem? How does sexual violence affect health? Who is at risk for sexual violence? How can we prevent sexual violence? How does CDC approach sexual violence prevention? Where can I learn more? Understanding Sexual Violence
This article provides facts and figures on violence against women to illustrate the devastating toll on women’s lives, on their families, and on society as a whole. It provides a specific breakdown for each of the following:
- Domestic and Intimate Partner Violence
- Sexual Violence
- Harmful Traditional Practices
- Female Genital Mutilation (Fgm)
- Dowry Murder
- "Honor Killings"
- Early Marriage
- Trafficking In Women and Girls
- HIV/Aids and Violence
- Crimes against Women in Situations of Armed Conflict
- Violence against Women as a Human Rights Violation
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