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FAQS How common is abuse in intimate relationships?

How common is abuse in intimate relationships?

Approximately one in four women around the globe has been physically abused by an intimate male partner, such as a husband or ex-husband. In fact, a woman is more likely to be injured, raped or physically threatened by a current or former partner than by a stranger or another person. Studies differ in their funding base, their research design, the exact wording of the questions and how the research instruments are administered, yet in every country of the world where data has been collected the evidence is overwhelming: large numbers of women suffer physical violence from the men with whom they have exchanged marriage vows or shared intimacy and residence.