New female sexual abuse statistics can not be ignored

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A new report has revealed the real extent of sexual and physical abuse suffered by women across Europe, and the truth is shocking.

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One in three women across Europe will suffer some form of sexual abuse after the age of 15 according to a shocking new report.

Compiled by the EU Agency for Fundamental Rights, the large scale reports the UK has the fifth highest incidence of physical and sexual abuse across the EU, affecting 44% of women.

"The enormity of the problem is proof that violence against women does not just impact a few women only - it impacts on society every day," said FRA Director Morten Kjaerum. "Measures tackling violence against women need to be taken to a new level now."

Latest sexual abuse statistics


  • 33% of women experience physical and/or sexual violence after the age of 15. That's 62 million women.

  • 22% suffer physical and.or sexual violence at the hands of a partner.

  • 43% have experienced psychological violence by either a current or previous partner. This can include public humiliation, threats, or having their movements controlled.

  • 67% did not report the most serious incident of partner violence to the police.

  • 5% of all women have been raped.

  • 20% of women under 29 have been sexually harassed online.

  • 55% of women have experienced some form of sexual harassment.


This is just not acceptable.

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