Violence against women

The violence against women indicator presents you with data on:

  • Attitudes toward violence: The percentage of women who agree that a husband/partner is justified in beating his wife/partner under certain circumstances

  • Prevalence of violence in the lifetime: The percentage of women who have experienced physical and/or sexual violence from an intimate partner at some time in their life

  • Laws on domestic violence: Whether the legal framework offers women legal protection from domestic violence

  • Laws on rape: Whether the legal framework offers women legal protection from rape

  • Laws on sexual harassment: Whether the legal framework offers women legal protection from sexual harassment

Laws on domestic violence, laws on rape and laws on sexual harassment are presented as values ranging from 0 to 1, with 0 meaning there are legislation in place to address the issue and 1 meaning that there are no legislation in place.

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Keywords: right, law, harassment, domestic, rape, sex, violence