WHO data suggests more than 25 percent women suffer from partner violence
The numbers for partner violence against women are higher than you think. Sexual or physical violence against women by male partners is on the rise and the occurrence post COVID-19 is suspected to be higher. This has been reported in a Lancet study which mentions that more than one in four ever partnered women within the age bracket of 15-49 years had been a victim of the same at least once.
The report also says that 27% (uncertainty interval [UI] 23–31%) of ever-partnered women aged 15–49 years globally, are estimated to have experienced physical or sexual, or both, intimate partner violence in their lifetime, with 13% (10–16%) experiencing it in the past year before they were surveyed.
Particularly for India, the authors found that the country fell in the second highest prevalence ranges, with 35–39% of ever-married or ever-partnered women within 15-49 years being subjected to physical or sexual violence atleast once in their lifetime.