Statistics

  • By 2002, 150 million children and teenagers in the world had experienced coerced intercourse or other sexual violence, and a third of teenagers had initiated sex life forcibly (United Nations 2006)
  • Between 8 and 27% of the women and girls reported having been raped (Researching Violence Against Women 2005)
  • 6 out of 10 women around the world experience physical or sexual violence during their lifetime (UNIFEM 2009) http://www.unifem.org/gender_issues/violence_against_women/
  • Partner rape varies between 5% and 47% (Violencia sexual en las Américas y el Caribe análisis de datos secundarios, 2010)
  • Between 8% and 27% of the women reports to have suffered non-partners sexual violence (Researching Violence Against Women 2005)
  • Surveys carried out in different countries of Latin America, using samples based on schools, have found that between 5% and 40% of the teenagers tells having been sexually abused at any stage of their lifetime (¡Ni una más! El derecho a vivir una vida libre de violencia en América Latina y el Caribe, 2007)
  • Studies agree that between 10 to 15% of women that are raped become pregnant. Regarding the decision of continuing the pregnancy, 50% decided to interrupt it (Investigaciones e Intervenciones Sobre Violencia Sexual Desarrolladas En América Latina y el Caribe, 2011 – El Acceso al Aborto Legal de las Mujeres Embarazadas por Violación en la Ciudad de México, 2003)
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