UN Women’s EVAW - Ending Violence against Women - Cluster is pleased to share with you two new advocacy resources - “Investing in Gender Equality: Ending Violence against Women” and “Violence against Women Prevalence Data: Surveys by Country”.
"Investing in Gender Equality: Ending Violence against Women" presents important data analysis and graphs from various countries of the world showing how gender equality and violence against women are correlated. Countries with greater progress on gender equality, girls' secondary education, and women’s reproductive health and rights (including maternal mortality) have lower levels of violence against women. The tool highlights how advancements in gender equality and reducing violence against women and girls is a ‘smart’ investment-- central to women's empowerment with high pay-offs for poverty reduction and development overall. The rigorous statistical analysis is based on the leading global gender equality indices and violence against women prevalence surveys, for countries for which such data was available through 2009. The resource is currently available at the Virtual Knowledge Centre in Arabic, English, French, and Spanish.
“Violence against Women Prevalence Data: Surveys by Country” – presents a matrix with data available for 86 countries on the prevalence of physical and sexual violence against women, forced sexual initiation and abuse during pregnancy. It includes data for both lifetime and past-year prevalence, perpetrated by intimate and/or non-intimate partners. The data is drawn from leading international surveys: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Reproductive Health Surveys, Demographic and Health Surveys, Violence against Women Surveys and the World Health Organization Multi-Country Study. Other population-based surveys publicly available through March 2011 were used for countries with no internationally comparable survey. The matrix is available at the Virtual Knowledge Center (in English).
These resources will also become available on UN Women’s website. A very special acknowledgement for the many months of dedicated work by Ms. Sunita Caminha, Research Specialist on Knowledge Management, for making these products possible.