The expression “gender violence” has been institutionalized as that violence that is carried out exclusively against women, generalized to any area (not only in couples) and that in some way harms the psychic or physical well-being of the same.
This globalized phenomenon has its maximum expression in some countries with the highest percentage of gender violence in the world. Which are
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Countries with more gender-based violence in Europe
They are usually considered a benchmark of progress and well-being, however, the Nordic countries of the old continent lead the list of women victims of gender-based violence.
Considering that in Europe, the average number of women who admit to having suffered violence (both sexual and physical) by a partner at some point since the age of 15, stands at 33%; There are European countries that far exceed this percentage:
Closes the list of gender-based violence in Europe, with 41% .
4. United Kingdom
Ties with the French at 42%.
The bronze as the country with the most gender violence in Europe goes to the French, with 42% .
Its 43% places this country as the second with more behaviors of this type.
With 48% , it is the country with the most gender violence in Europe.
Finland, Sweden and Germany, where there are more crimes of gender violence.
This triad of countries has a percentage of between 40 and 50% of women who have suffered some type of violence by a man. Interestingly, Germany is within the average (33%) of women who admit to having been a victim of some type of violence.
However, the Germanic country recorded, at the end of 2016, the figure of 331 women killed by gender violence (specifically at the hands of partners or ex-partners), of which 49% lived with their aggressors at the time of the events. .
Sweden, England and Wales lead in sexual assaults
According to Eurostat (European Statistical Office), in 2015 there were around 215,000 sexual assaults recorded by the police, of which about 80,000 were rapes. This means that more than 9 out of 10 rape victims and 8 out of 10 sexual assault victims are women or young girls.
Sweden registered 178 sexual assaults per 100,000 inhabitants; Scotland 163;Northern Ireland , 156 and in England and Wales, 113.
In terms of rape, it was in England and Wales where there was more evidence (62 rapes per 100,000 inhabitants), closely followed by Sweden (57).
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Countries with the most murders due to gender-based violence in Latin America
In Latin America, gender-based violence is at an alarming percentage , which has already been classified as the non-war zone where more countries exercise violence against women.
These are the countries where more deaths from gender violence occur.
According to UN Women, it is estimated that up to 15 women die every day in the country of Rio de Janeiro . Unfortunately, there is no official data to confirm or refute this claim.
Even so, Brazil is considered to have a murder rate of women that places the country in fifth place in the world.
Mexico is a special case, sincemany deaths are attributed to settling scores and issues related to drug trafficking , however, they are also counted if they are women.
In this way, it is estimated that of the 2,289 deaths of women in 2014, there was an average of 6.3 deaths per day.
217 murders of women aged 15 or over in 2014 , the equivalent of 2.7 per 100,000 women, place Guatemala as the third country with the most deaths from gender-based violence in all of Latin America.
Argentina has registered in 2017 more than 254 women killed by gender violence , exceeding the previous year. In 2014, there were 225 and in 2015, 275. In total, the ratio is 1.0 per 100,000 women.
With these proportions, they are the second Latin American country with more gender violence.
More than 13.3 murdered out of every 100,000 women are reason enough to consider Honduras the country with the most gender-based violence in Latin America. The age of the deceased was 15 years and older, according to the National Observatory of Violence of the country’s university.
Countries with more gender-based violence in Asia and Africa
These are some of the countries on the African and Asian continents that, due to their conditions, are worse for being born a woman, according to a report by the Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security.
Some of the indicators considered have been: gender violence, wage inequalities, sexual abuse or submission by religion, among others:
5. Central African Republic
In the heart of the mother continent, things are not going well for women: 0.474 assessment of their conditions , as opposed to the 0.800 on average scored by the countries of the world with better conditions for them.
According to the data in this report, Pakistan has one of the lowest rates of inclusion and good treatment of women (0.441).
Yemen has the sad merit of taking the bronze as one of the countries where there is more gender violence, where women are worst considered.
With a 0.386, almost tied with the first and without reaching, not even remotely, the minimum scored by more advanced countries , Afghanistan is one of the Asian countries with the most gender violence.
At the bottom of the 153 countries in the world surveyed, is Syria, where women live in a worse situation and their conditions are worse.
Syria is valued with an index of 0.385 with respect to the 0.886 that scores Iceland , which occupies the first position of the opposite pole.
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