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5.2.1 Women Subjected to Violence

Definition

The percentage of ever-partnered women and girls aged 15 years and above who have experienced physical, sexual or psychological violence by a current or former intimate partner, in the past 12 months.

Data Source(s)

Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME), 2017. Retrieved from “http://ghdx.healthdata.org/record/global-burden-disease-study-2016-gbd-2016-health-related-sustainable-development-goals-sdg

5.2.1 Women Subjected to Violence

 
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5.2.1 Women Subjected to Violence Sustainable Development Goals

5. Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls
5. Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls

5. Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls

While the world has achieved progress towards gender equality and women’s empowerment under the Millennium Development Goals (including equal access to primary education between girls and boys), women and girls continue to suffer discrimination and violence in every part of the world.

Gender equality is not only a fundamental human right, but a necessary foundation for a peaceful, prosperous and sustainable world.

Providing women and girls with equal access to education, health care, decent work, and representation in political and economic decision-making processes will fuel sustainable economies and benefit societies and humanity at large.

Related 5.2.1 Women Subjected to Violence Targets

5.2

Eliminate all forms of violence against all women and girls in the public and private spheres, including trafficking and sexual and other types of exploitation