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INTERSECTION OF HIV AND VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN & GIRLS

STATISTICS

"Within a single generation, we are witnessing the loss of half humanity's social, spiritual and intellectual legacy. This is the essential backdrop of our era."
- Wade Davis

 
 

22 million dead from AIDS.
36 million people currently living with HIV, the virus that causes AIDS.
Close to 52 percent, or 1.3 million of deaths in 2002 were women.
Over 9 million women have died of HIV/AIDS-related illnesses since the epidemic began.
Women account for 57% of those infected (60% in Sub-Saharan Africa)
Young Women (15-24) are 3-4 times more likely to be infected than their male counterparts.
Transmission from men to women is 2 times more likely than women to men worldwide.
The incidents are highest where unwanted sex is forced on women.
An estimated 700,000 adults, 250,000 of them women, have become infected in South and South-East Asia in the course of the year 2000. 
The region is estimated to have 5.8 million adults and children living with HIV or AIDS.
In India rape within marriage is not considered a crime.
A study in India showed that men who have extra-marital affairs are 6 times more likely to abuse their partners.
In South Africa one in five women can expect to be raped.
A woman raped in South Africa is said to run a 40% chance of being infected.
A World Bank analysis of 3 recent studies from industrialized and developing countries shows that 25-50 % of all women have suffered physical abuse by a present or former intimate partner.

BEHIND THE STATISTICS :

Statistics refer only to groups of individuals and do not in any way adequately convey the struggle, courage or pain of those individuals.

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