Violence against woman is a serious issue. Not just in America, but all around the world. When I came across this infographic last week, I knew it was something important enough to share with the readers here on The Broad Side. I believe once we start to address these statistics and bring more mainstream attention to them, we will be able to slowly make a plan to help curb the clear cut problem.
Early in July, one of our writers touched on the latest victim in the “femicides” taking place, specifically in Italy. Showing more of an example that this is not solely a problem in The United States. She includes:
A national survey conducted in 2006 estimated that 31.9 percent of women between the ages of 16 and 70 face physical or sexual violence during their lifetime and that 14.3 percent of them faced at least one episode of physical or sexual violence by their current or former partner. Domestic violence in the private sphere remains largely invisible and under-reported.
Staggering numbers in Italy alone. While the United States shares the numbers pictured below.
Photo Credit: Infographic Mania