More than 1 in 4 women have experienced domestic violence in their lifetimes

The Washington Post More than 1 in 4 women have experienced domestic violence in their lifetimes

The study, in the Lancet medical journal, used statistics from the World Health

Organization’s global database on the prevalence of violence against women from before the coronavirus pandemic, 2000 to 2018

It found that 27 percent of those ages 15 to 49 had experienced physical or sexual violence

“Intimate partner violence affects the lives of millions of women, children, families and societies worldwide

The study found the highest prevalence of such reported abuse was in the Oceania region (49 percent), which covers Australia

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