Today is international women’s day.
We know that many men are abused as well, but most of those who are exposed to sexual violence are women and girls.
As long as this is the case, international women’s day is not a celebration, but a day to remind of the situation.
In Sweden, 93% of those who are raped are women.
63% of those are under the age of 14 when they are raped.
Rape in marriage was deemed illegal in Sweden in 1965.
In some countries, it is still legal. But in most rape is illegal, though there is no specific law against rape in marriage. Click the picture of the world map for more info.
“It is estimated that 35 per cent of women worldwide have experienced either physical and/or sexual intimate partner violence or sexual violence by a non-partner at some point in their lives. However, some national studies show that up to 70 per cent of women have experienced physical and/or sexual violence from an intimate partner in their lifetime.”
We wish you all a day full of love and free from violence.