Italian women not reporting domestic violenceby Roberta Lunghini - 2013.07.04
It is estimated that, in Italy, more than 6.7 million women aged between 16 and 70 years have experienced physical or sexual abuse and about 1 million were victims of rape or attempted rape. In 14.3% of cases, the perpetrator is their partner. But only 7% of them denounce him. Not to mention that 33.9% of those who suffer domestic violence and 24% of those who experience abuse from an acquaintance or a stranger, do not tell anyone about it. These are some of the alarming figures released by the National Observatory on Women's Health, on the occasion of the presentation in Rome of the World Health Organization’s report on this issue.
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