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Video: Women endure violence on an alarming, global scale

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Latest update : 2016-11-25

The United Nations on Friday is observing the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. FRANCE 24 looks at key figures that reveal the scope of the problem.

Half of all women who suffer a violent death do so at the hands of a man in her own family or immediate entourage. It is just one startling figure that has been released by the UN on November 25 as it raises awareness of a global plight.

Violence against women includes marital rape, which only a minority of the world’s countries recognise as a crime. It  also includes genital mutilation, which affects 133 million women worldwide.

It is a problem that cuts across cultures and national boundaries. In all, one-third of all women will have experienced some sort of physical, sexual or psychological violence in their lifetimes.

Click on the player above to see FRANCE 24’s full video on facts and figures concerning violence against women.

Date created : 2016-11-25

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