GLOBAL Statistics on ABUSE
In a 2008 report on human trafficking, the U.S. State Department listed Kuwait, Oman, Qatar and Saudi Arabia as destination countries with widespread trafficking abuses, particularly forced laborers trafficked from Asia and Africa who are subject to restrictions on movement, withholding of passports, threats, and physical and sexual abuse. http://www.cnn.com/2009/WORLD/asiapcf/02/16/un.trafficking/
As affirmed in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, "everyone has the right to education." UNESCO's Convention against Discrimination in Education underlines the need to promote equal opportunity and treatment. Education is a means of ensuring that girls and boys have an equal opportunity. Most of the 100 million children deprived of access to primary education are girls. Most live in Sub-Saharan Africa, South and West Asia and the Arab States. http://portal.unesco.org/en/
Over two-thirds of violent victimizations against women were committed by someone known to them: 31% of female victims reported that the offender was a stranger. Approximately 28% were intimates such as husbands or boyfriends, 35% were acquaintances, and the remaining 5% were other relatives. http://www.aardvarc.org/dv/statistics.shtml
- 70% of girls do not finish primary school in rural Africa.
- Women account for 64% of the adults worldwide who cannot read and write with understanding.
- Only 88 adult women are considered literate for every 100 literate adult men.
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- Women facing cancer
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