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Thursday, December 24, 2009

77% of Gaza women subjected to violence

A new study by the Palestine Women's Information and Media Center is saying that some 77.1% of Gaza women are subjected to violence.

The abstract is published only in Arabic so far, and the full survey results are not out yet. I do not know the definitions of the terms "verbal violence" and "psychological violence."

67% of women are subject to verbal violence
71% to psychological violence
52% to physical violence
15% to sexual violence
45% to more than one form of violence

If you combine the victims of physical and sexual violence, we see that more than half of Gaza women are physically abused or sexually assaulted, and perhaps as many as two-thirds.