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Violence against Women in Europe – Quick Facts

Europe

  • During their lives, 25.4% of women in the European region experience physical and/or sexual violence by intimate partners, and 5.2% experience sexual violence from people who are not their partner.

WHO

  • Between 40 and 50 percent of women in European Union countries experience unwanted sexual advances, physical contact or other forms of sexual harassment at work.

End Violence Against Women Now

Spain

  • 45 women have died so far this year
  • 16,418 are at risk

CCOO

Italy

  • 128 women have been killed by men they knew so far this year
  • Violence in the home against women, measured between January 1 and October 1, was 53% higher than reported during the same time period two years earlier
  • Total reported cases for violence against women climbed by 23% compared with two years earlier

ANSA 

France

  • 5.5% of all French women have been victims of physical or sexual abuse, but only 20% of abused women actually report the crime.

Press TV

Greece

  • One in three women are victims of domestic violence in Greece, with a new study showing a 47% increase in cases.
  •  68% of the women that have suffered abuse are married, while only 16% aren’t Greeks — four out of ten of the latter group come from the Balkans.

Greece reporter and here

Trafficking

  • 60 percent of trafficked women had experienced physical and/or sexual violence before being trafficked, pointing to gender-based violence as a push factor in the trafficking of women.

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