TOGETHER AGAINST VIOLENCE
Too many women and girls live in families and places with a constant presence of violence or fear of violence. This pressure has a huge negative impact on their physical and psychological health.
Violence against women and girls is the single worst violation of human rights. To fight this global and gender-based injustice we must stand together against violence.
1 in 3 women across the world will be exposed to physical violence or rape during her lifetime either by someone she knows - partner, colleague, friend - or by a stranger. If we include those being exposed to psycological violence, the numbers are even bigger. This means that more than one billion women and girls are exposed to violence, and all women and girls have to take precautions every day to NOT be part of the dramatic statistics.
In Denmark the level of physical intimate violence against women has not declined since 2005, and the same kind of violence against men has increased.
Physical violence in Denmark:
- 38.000 women (1,6 in 100) are exposed to physical partner violence every year, whereof 10.000 are exposed to particularly dangerous physical violence (2018 figures).
- 19.000 men (0,8 in 100) are exposed to physical partner violence every year.
Psychological violence in Denmark:
- 72.000 (4 in 100) women, and 22.000 (1 in 100) men are exposed to psychological violence (2018).
- Facts about the perpetrators is not mapped specifically, but we know from experience and minor studies, that most of the perpetrators are male when it comes to exposing both women and men to psychological violence.
Violence against children in Denmark:
- 1 in every 6 children are subjected to physical violence at home every year, be it severe or less severe violence.
- 33.000 children are witnesses to violence against their mother or father. This kind of violence has the same negative impact on the child, as direct violence.
If you are concerned about violence against someone you know, call Danner's hotline for advice: (+45) 3333 0047.