World Must End Violence against WomenStatement of UNFPA Executive Director, Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin
World Must End Violence against Women
Statement of UNFPA Executive Director, Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin, For the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women
25 November 2015 One in three women worldwide has experienced physical or sexual violence, most often by an intimate partner. In most countries, fewer than four in 10 survivors of such violence seek help. Violence against women and girls includes domestic and sexual violence, human trafficking and harmful practices, such as forced child marriage, gender-based infanticide and female genital mutilation.