WHO asks for 16 days of activism against gender violence

According to the World Health Organisation 1 in 4 women worldwide are physically or sexually abused during pregnancy, usually by her partner. The WHO multi-country study on women’s health and domestic violence against women has highlighted the extent of violence by intimate partners against women across a wide range of societies. WHO has asked for 16  days leading up to December 10, International Human Rights Day, for global activism to counter violence perpetuated against women.

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