Dating violence statistic in the world
But to prevent violence against women we first need to understand it.
As this definition makes clear, violence against women is not only or always physical.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), one in four adolescents reports verbal, physical, emotional, or sexual abuse from a dating partner.
To change this statistic, in 2011, it became a NJ state law requirement for all NJ school districts to instate dating violence education in the health curriculum.
This is the most common form of violence against women. You can find the full glossary of terms on page 61-62. In the 2012 Personal Safety Survey, 13% of women in this age group reported having experienced violence by a man in the last 12 months. Source: Steering Committee for the Review of Government Service Provision (2016) Overcoming Indigenous disadvantage: Key indicators 2016, 12. 55% of women with children presenting to specialist homelessness services nominated escaping violence as their main reason for seeking help. CWS 52, Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, Canberra. Several jurisdictions now recognise this harm as a form of family violence in and of itself. The elimination of violence against women is also a specific target of the new United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, to which Australia is committed: United Nations (2015) Sustainable Development Goals. 1300 766 491 Go to the Urgent Help section of the National Association for Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect (NAPCAN) website for contact details of agencies which assist with reporting child abuse and neglect.
Violence against women and their children takes a profound and long-term toll on women and children’s health and wellbeing, on families and communities, and on society as a whole. (2015) Everyday sexism: Australian women’s experiences of street harassment, The Australia Institute, Canberra. United Nations (1993) Declaration on the Elimination of Violence against Women. Based on Victorian figures from Vic Health (2004) The health costs of violence: Measuring the burden of disease caused by intimate partner violence, Victorian Health Promotion Foundation, Melbourne. Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2012) Specialist homeless services data collection 2011-12, Cat. HOU 267, Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, Canberra. Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2015) Child Protection Australia 2013-14, Child Welfare Series No. Children exposed to family violence are classified as experiencing ‘emotional abuse’, which, while a broader category, is the most commonly substantiated type of harm (39%) in child protection notifications across Australia. Police across Australia dealt with 239,846 domestic violence incidents in 2015, an estimated 657 domestic violence matters on average every day of the year (or one every two minutes) – calculated for police data sourced across all states and territories, collated at ABC News. Price Waterhouse Coopers (2015) ‘A high price to pay: the economic case for preventing violence against women’, report prepared for Our Watch and the Victorian Health Promotion Foundation (Vic Health).