Prevalence of GBV Intimate partner violence (IPV) is prevalent worldwide: A WHO study conducted in 10 countries found that between 15% and 71% of women experience some form of IPV at some point in their lives; in most countries prevalence estimates range from 30% to 60%. In most countries 20-33% of women reported IPV within the past 12 months. Source: Garcia-Moreno et al., 2005
Prevalence of GBV: Intimate Partner Physical and Sexual Violence 75% 52% 16% 19% 42% 27% 20% 32% 48% 33% Source: Hindin et al., 2008
Prevalence of GBV: Intimate Partner Physical and Sexual Violence 54% 34% 32% 29% 23% 15% Source: Garcia-Moreno et al., 2005
Prevalence of GBV: Intimate Partner Physical Violence The WHO study found that, of ever-partnered women, 13%-61% experience physical violence at some point in their lives. Most study sites found a prevalence of 23%- 49% of physical IPV. Source: Garcia-Moreno et al., 2005
Prevalence of GBV: Sexual Violence The WHO study found that 6% to 59% of women reported experience of sexual violence at some point in their lives, with most sites within the 10% to 50% range 1% to 44% of women experienced sexual violence in the 12 months prior to the study Source: Garcia-Moreno et al., 2005
Prevalence of GBV: Sexual Violence Source: Garcia- Moreno et al. 2005 29% 4.3% 16.6% 23.6% 5.3 % 26.6%
Health Consequences of GBV Fatal OutcomesNon-fatal Outcomes Femicide Suicide AIDS-related mortality Maternal mortality PhysicalSexual & Reproductive Psychological & Behavioral Fractures Chronic pain syndromes Fibromyalgia Permanent disability Gastro-intestinal disorders Sexually-transmitted infections, including HIV Unintended pregnancy Pregnancy complications Traumatic gynecologic fistula Abortion complications Depression and anxiety Eating and sleep disorders Drug and alcohol abuse Poor self-esteem Post-traumatic stress disorder Self-harm Source: Adapted from Bott, Morrison, and Ellsberg, 2005.
GBV Is a Public Health Issue Source: Heise et al.,1994.
Source: Dominican Republic Demographic and Health Survey, 2000, cited in Kishor and Johnson, 2004. Percentage of women who report health outcomes as a consequence of acts carried out by their husbands or partners Health Consequences of GBV
GBV Has Severe Reproductive Health Impacts Violence during pregnancy –Intimate partner violence prevalence of 4-15% during pregnancy –Leading cause of death among pregnant women may be homicide
Violence and HIV/AIDS –Low relationship power and intimate partner violence increase risk of incident HIV infection –Forced sex is correlated to HIV risk –Victims of violence tend to engage in behaviors that put their health at risk –Proposing condom use may increase womens risk of violence –Disclosing HIV status may increase risk of violence GBV Has Severe Reproductive Health Impacts (continued)
It is said that we were all born under a star; when I watch the stars at night I ask which of them is mine, so that I can change it for another one. --Survivor of GBV, Peru (in Velzeboer et al., 2003)
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