Family Violence Remains In The Shadows

Family Violence Remains In The Shadows.

Violence committed against women by men is considerably under-reported in many countries, a eminently new study finds. Researchers analyzed information 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 popular assistance services, and only 37 percent informed family, friends or neighbors.

In 20 of the 24 countries, the adulthood of women told no one at all, according to the study published online Dec vimax. 12 in the american journal of epidemiology. Based on their findings, the researchers concluded that reports of gender-based force to officials may miscalculate the number of actual cases by 11 to 128 times.

So "Our results strengthen that the vast majority of women who have experienced gender-based violence remain uncounted," read leader Tia Palermo, assistant professor in public health and the department of antidote medicine at Stony Brook University School of Medicine in New York, said in a university statement release. "The research further indicates that not only are most survivors not receiving formal services, but they are not receiving garden support from friends and family members dakha gel. Palermo said the findings show the need for the following: "one-stop" centers for survivors of gender-based violence; community- and nation-based programs to diminish the smirch of such violence; and increased local distribution of information on available services to gender-based violence survivors, extremely in rural areas and to young women.

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