According to a 2013 global review of available data, 35 per cent of women worldwide have experienced either physical and/or sexual intimate partner violence or non-partner sexual violence. However, some national violence studies show that up to 70 per cent of women have experienced physical and/or sexual violence in their lifetime from an intimate partner
- Between 40 and 50 per cent of women in European Union countries experience unwanted sexual advances, physical contact or other forms of sexual harassment at work .
- In the United States, 83 per cent of girls aged 12 to 16 have experienced some form of sexual harassment in public schools .
- See more at: http://www.unwomen.org/en/what-we-do/ending-violence-against-women/facts-and-figures#notes
Females are at risk of violence because they are female.