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Violence and Injury Prevention

Intimate partner and sexual violence (violence against women)

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Intimate partner and sexual violence can result in short- and long-term physical, sexual and reproductive, and mental health problems. Although males can also be victims, females are disproportionately affected. Prevention strategies include:
? reducing childhood exposures to violence
? teaching safe and healthy relationship skills
? strengthening economic support for families
? challenging social norms that promote male authority over women
? offering bystander empowerment and education
? eliminating gender inequalities in employment and education
? creating protective environments
66顺彩票app In addition patient-centred medical care, therapeutic interventions, housing programmes and legal services can reduce the negative consequences experienced by survivors.

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35%of women worldwide experience either physical and/or sexual intimate partner violence or non-partner sexual violence in their lifetime


2xhigher risk of depression among women exposed to intimate partner violence compared to women who have not

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>50%of physically abused women reported that they had never sought help from formal services or authority figures

WHO Multi-country study
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