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VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN

Women across the world are subjected to physical, sexual, psychological and economic violence, regardless of their income, age or education. Such violence can lead to long-term physical, mental and emotional health problems.

Around one third of women worldwide have experienced physical and/or sexual violence by an intimate partner or sexual violence by a non-partner at some point in their lives. Intimate partner violence is the most common form of violence, peaking during women’s reproductive years in both developed and developing countries.

Prevalence declines with age but still persists among older women. In the most extreme cases, violence against women can lead to death; around two thirds of victims of intimate partner or family related homicides are women.

The states were ranked using the indicators below, the state with the best interventions in 2015 is ranked 1, and the worst ranked 37.
2016 MIND THE GAP REPORT RANKINGS FOR VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN



RANK
STATE
FEMALE POPULATION*
PROPORTION OF TOTAL POPULATION*


* - 2015 Estimates



Source:
National Bureau of Statistics
National Population Commission, Nigeria
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