Dating violence against women
These harmful and deeply misguided beliefs prompt a sort of codependency in which they feel as though they’re only complete if they’re keeping their partner happy—at all costs.Perpetrators of intimate-partner violence have a way of pinpointing and exploiting emotionally vulnerable people; however, these dynamics can also start and strengthen in relationships as time goes on.In these situations, to flee an abusive relationship means practically starting life over with limited to no financial resources.Some are forced to decide between losing their financial stability and trying to navigate and “manage” the cycles of abuse.
Women are routinely trapped in situations in which their financial security is intertwined with their partner’s.
We work with Governments to develop dedicated national action plans to prevent and address violence against women, strengthening coordination among diverse actors required for sustained and meaningful action.
UN Women also advocates for the integration of violence in key international, regional and national frameworks, such as the post-2015 development agenda.
The United Nations reports that up to 70 percent of women have experienced physical and/or sexual violence from an intimate partner in their lifetime.
Women who experience physical or sexual abuse are more than twice as likely to have an abortion, almost twice as likely to experience depression, and in some regions, 1.5 times more likely to acquire HIV and other diseases.