nouseforaname (thebratqueene) wrote in un_typical_girl,

International Women's Day

Today is International Women's Day and all over the world, marches and other forms of protest and awareness raising is going on. It's a tragedy, that everyday around the world, such atrocities happen. Such as:

-At least one in three women and girls has been beaten or sexually abused in her lifetime.
-In South Africa a woman is raped every 35 seconds, one in two women will be raped in their lifetime.
-More than 130 million girls and women worldwide have been subjected to female genital cutting, and a further two million girls are at risk.
-At least 60 million girls who would otherwise be expected to be alive are "missing" from various populations, mostly Asia, as a result of sex-selective abortions, infanticide or neglect.
-The brothels of India hold between 100,000 and 160,000 Nepalese women and girls, 35% were taken on the false pretext of marriage or a good job.

In the U.S.:

-1 in 6 women in the United States has experienced an attempted or completed sexual assault.
-Somewhere in America, a woman is raped every 90 seconds.
-According to the Justice Department, 1 in 2 rape victims is under 18; 1 in 6 is under 12.
-Of the 1,977 high school girls aged 14-18 surveyed in 1997 study, about 20% reported that they had been hit, slapped, shoved or forced into sexual activity by a dating partner.
-Pregnant or recently pregnant women are more likely to be the victims of homicide than to die of any other cause.

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