These Survivor Stories Will Wake You Up to the Shocking Amount of Violence Against Women Worldwide

Sania Salman writes for Policy Mic: “International agencies annually report statistics highlighting the continued struggle of women around the world. For example, the International Center for Research on Women reports 51 million girls under the age of 18 are married, while an additional 10 million are married underage — making that one girl every three seconds. Another ICWR publication surveyed six countries: Brazil, Chile, Croatia, India, Mexico, Rwanda. The results indicate that between 20-40% of men admitted to having perpetrated violence against a female partner. In these same countries, approximately 30-40% of women reported that they have been physically abused by an intimate male partner.” Sania Salman is the summer 2013 NOW/PAC intern.