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Women sexual violence a review in 56 countries

Women sexual violence – 7.2% had suffered it!

Women sexual violence  is a serious problem that does not seem to be lessening. A systematic review (The Lancet 383; 1648-1654, 2014) evaluated the problem and provided extensive data on it. The review included 7231 studies, from which 42 were selected, conducted in 56 countries. In 2012, 7.2% of women had suffered sexual violence in the world. The highest percentages were found in central and south sub-Saharan Africa: 21% and 17.4%, respectively, while the lowest were found in South Asia (3.3%).

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