Every Hour, Every Minute, Every 15 Seconds: Violence Against Women

September 15, 2014 | Revolution Newspaper | revcom.us


According to the World Health Organization, in 2013, 35 percent of women worldwide have been the victims of sexual violence during their lifetimes.

Globally, intimate partners commit 38 percent of the murders of women.

An estimated one million children around the world, mostly girls, enter the sex trade each year.

In the U.S., 20 to 25 percent of college women experience rape or attempted rape.

In the U.S., a woman is beaten every 15 seconds.

According to domestic violence experts, more than three women in the U.S. lose their lives at the hands of their partners every day.

Since the incident where NFL player Ray Rice was caught on video assaulting his fiancée, over 600 women have been killed by their partners.

Another reason we need revolution and nothing less!

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