Family Violence Remains In The Shadows – Part 1 of 2
Family Violence Remains In The Shadows. Violence committed against women by men is worlds under-reported in many countries, a large new study finds. Researchers analyzed details from more than 93600 women in 24 countries who survived sexual or physical violence, often called gender-based violence. Only 7 percent of the survivors reported the incidents to legal, medical or group support services, and only 37 percent informed family, friends or neighbors.
In 20 of the 24 countries, the majority of women told no one at all, according to the study published online Dec. 12 in the American Journal of Epidemiology. Based on their findings, the researchers concluded that reports of gender-based savagery to officials may underestimate the number of actual cases by 11 to 128 times.