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Worldwide Statistics are Lacking

Post  Guest on Thu Nov 10, 2011 3:51 pm

Share what you can find about domestic violence statistics:

I thought it would be easier to post my information there, or though email, instead of entering it into our official Word Document. It's easier if one person has the Master Copy and then fills in the necessary information, don't you think? Below you will see that statistics are majorly lacking. I have included useful info from the UN, too. We need to ensure that the political will in China sees to that the UN goals. You will see links to Worldwide Statistics and information from the United Nations.

Statistics:

www.womensaid.org.uk/core/core_picker/download.asp

- In an analysis of 10 separate domestic violence studies by the Council of Europe, 1 in 4 women were shown to have experienced domestic violence over their lifetimes. Between 6-10% of women experience domestic violence in a given year (Council of Europe, 2002).

- The WHO determines that in these 10 countries, domestic violence is widespread and that there is considerable variation between countries and also between cities and rural areas (Garcia-Moreno, C., et al., 2005).

- Partner violence accounts for between 40-70% of homicide cases for women (varies by countries). The statistic for men is between 4-8% (Krug et al. 2002)

- Domestic violence is recognized as being a major inequality that affects women, and it forms an obstacle to their receiving health care (WHO, 1997).

http://domesticviolencestatistics.org:

- At the least, one out of every 3 women has been abused, beaten or forced into sex during her lifetime. In most cases, the abuser is a member of her very own family.

- Studies show that up to 10 million children witness some type of domestic violence annually.

- Every day in the United States, more than 3 women are murdered by their boyfriends or husbands.

- 92% of surveyed women said that reducing domestic violence and sexual assault were top concerns to them.

- 10 countries reported that between 55% and 95% of women who had been physically abused by their partners never contacted NGOs, shelters or the police for help.

- Men, who has children witnessed their parents' domestic violence, were 2 times more likely to abuse their own families.

Statistics according to UN:
http://unstats.un.org/unsd/demographic/products/Worldswomen/WW2010%20Report_by%20chapter%28pdf%29/Violence%20against%20women.pdf

The UN has ordered Statistical Commissions to intensify efforts at eliminating all forms of violence against women. The General Assembly and the Statistical Commission are working to develop a set of guidelines for producing statistics on Violence Against Women. In the future, we should see drafts that provide statistics of real substance: statistics about sexual violence, intimate partner violence, psychological violence, economic violence, forced marriage, female genital mutilation, discrimation at work and trafficking. Right now, statistics are sparse. Of course we all hope that UN member countries, their leaders and their NGOs will take to informing all of us. The UN has determined this:

- "Violence against women is a universal phenomenon."
- "Women are subjected to different forms of violence - physical, sexual, psychological and economic - both within and outside their homes."
- "Rates of women experiencing physical violence at least once in their lifetime very from several percent to over 59 percent depending on where they live."
- "Current statistical measurements of violence against women provide a limited source of information, and statistical definitions and classifications require more work and harmonization at the international level."
- "Female genital mutilation - the most harmful mass perpetuation of violence against women - shows a slight decline."
- "In many regions of the world longstanding customs put considerable pressure on women to accept abuse."


In addition,

The United Nations Declaration on the Elimination of All Forms of Violence is a resolution adopted by the General Assembly and includes an in-depth study on all forms of violence against women. It is requested that the General Assembly conduct a statistical overview on all forms of domestic violence against women, identify the causes of violence against women as well as the long-term consequences of violence against women, the health, social and economic effects of VAW and the best legislation, policies, programs and effective remedies and the efficiency of such mechanisms to end VAW.

This was the UN plan for all member nations in 2003 - all member nations were to solicit information and provide strategies, policies, programs and practices as well as NGOs. This information was to be submitted to the UN General Assembly at its 59th session under "Advancement of women."

We must remember that the 4th World Conference on Women was held in 1995 and Beijing. Here, the UN Secretary-General, Boutros Boutros Ghali said that violence against women is a universal problem that must be universally condemned (http://www.un.org/rights/dpi1772e.htm).

This 1995 Beijing Conference highlighted that "violence against women constitutes a violation of basic human rights and is an obstacle to the achievement of the objectives of equality, development and peace" (www.un.org)

http://daccess-dds-ny.un.org/doc/UNDOC/GEN/N03/505/68/PDF/N0350568.pdf?OpenElement

We need to figure out what the process is here in China. Which organizations cooperate with the UN in China? Fanbao (The Domestic Violence Network of Beijing), Women Watch China? Maple Women's Psychological Counseling Center?

Here is a link for the 1995 UN Meeting and The Beijing Platform for Action:

http://www.un.org/womenwatch/daw/beijing/platform/index.html


I hope some of this information can help us get to the root of our cause.

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Post  kelin lai on Thu Nov 10, 2011 9:14 pm

Thanks for your research Amy.
It helps me to get much better understanding about VAW, and so the value for DV project.

http://english.cntv.cn/program/dialogue/20111109/114699.shtml

Here is a new dialogue with the UN women deputy executive director,which talks about gender equality,take a look.
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CNTV Dialogue on Gender Equality

Post  Guest on Tue Nov 15, 2011 11:13 pm

Thanks Kelin - what helpful information that is put out by the English-version of Chinese TV. Lakshmi Puri is the Executive Director of UN women and she says domestic violence affects all countries, all income levels, all nationalities and all backgrounds. Cases of domestic violence should not be analyzed in wide terms but should be looked at individually. Gender Inequality is a major problem - women make often 20% less of what men make, have lower educations and receive fewer political rights. Statistic quoted here is that 25% of Chinese women have experienced domestic violence. Worldwide that figure is from 17% to 75%. Yikes.

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Research in China

Post  Guest on Thu Nov 17, 2011 12:36 am

Hey guys , What are the relevant figures in China? Why don't we make some research in BeiJing by ourselves ? through a special net page or questionaier, or something like that . How do you think ?

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