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Facts: Sexual Violence for the World Report on Violence and Health

General Material

"Sexual violence is a serious public health problem affecting millions of people each year worldwide. It is driven by many factors operating in a range of social, cultural and economic contexts."

This fact sheet pulls from selected national studies to describe the global epidemic of sexual violence in the following categories:

  • The Extent of the Problem
  • The Consequences of Sexual Violence
  • What are the Risk Factors for Sexual Violence?
  • What Can be Done to Prevent Sexual Violence?