WHO study – Global Prevalence and Health Impacts of Violence Against Women (2013)

Found in: Resources on violence against women and girls

A study from the World Health Organisation presents a systematic review of the global and regional prevalence and health impacts of intimate partner violence and non-partner sexual assault. Globally, 35.6 per cent of women have experienced physical or sexual violence. The study also found that women who experience intimate partner violence are:

  • 16 per cent more likely to have low birth weight babies;
  • Twice as likely to have an abortion;
  • Twice as likely to experience depression; and
  • Almost twice as likely to have alcohol use and abuse problems.

WHO study – Global Prevalence and Health Impacts of Violence Against Women (2013)