Dating violence uk
The World Health Organization (WHO), in a global study of 24,000 women, Multi-country Study on Women’s Health and Domestic Violence against Women reports that 10-69% women from around the world stated they had been physically assaulted by an intimate partner at some point in their lives.
The report also shows that 40-70% of female murder victims from around the world were killed by an intimate partner.
UNICEF reports that between 20 – 50% of women around the world have suffered violence at the hands of an intimate partner.
Global statistics provided in this report indicate a high prevalence of domestic violence no matter which country we focus on.
Domestic violence has its origins in power and control and is linked to issues of equality and gender.
Deep rooted social traditions and values can contribute to the existence of patriarchal views that encourage men to believe they are entitled to power and control over their partner.
However, it is becoming increasingly recognised that men can and do experience violence from female partners and domestic violence can also happen in lesbian relationships.
Statistics indicate that domestic violence is a worldwide problem.It is estimated that one in four women will suffer domestic violence at some point in their lives.The 24 Hour Domestic & Sexual Violence Helpline is here to help anyone affected by domestic violence.Everyone has a basic human right to live a life free from violence and abuse.
Women’s Aid can provide helpline support to men who experience domestic violence and can also sign post to other agencies that can help.
The majority of victims are women and children although research is highlighting the prevalence and context of male victims of domestic violence.