Do you know how many women are actually beaten or abused?
actually beaten or abused?
One in every three women, according to
the United Nations.
UN statistics report that one women in
every three worldwide has been beaten,
coerced into sex, or abused by some other
means during her lifetime. What's more,
Dr. Michelle Bachelet Jeria, the
current role as the Under-Secretary General for the United Nations
and Executive Director for UN Women. She reports that women
and girls are at risk of experiencing violence throughout their
entire lives. And, the fact is that this violence typically
perpetrated against them by the men who are closest to them,
such as husbands or other intimate partners.
published a cover story
featuring 18-year old
Bibi Aisha who was
grotesquely mutilated by
the Taliban. The picture
and story appear
caution that it is difficult
to look at.
Following three decades
of debate and promises,
the U.S. government has
still failed to ratify the
on the Elimination of