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Fact 1 :

The majority of violence against women and children occurs in the home.

Fact 2 :

In the Solomon Islands, 64% of women aged 15-49, who have ever been in a relationship, reported experiencing some form of physical and/or sexual violence by an intimate partner.

Fact 3 :

Family violence exists in every country in the world, however, we now know that the Solomon Islands has one of the highest rates reported, and this call for immediate action!

Types of Partner Violence in Women Aged 15 - 49

Graph: Percentage of Women Aged 15 - 49 who Have Been in a Relationship Reporting Different Types of Partner Violence (Source: MWYCFA)

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“Violence against women has been called ‘the most pervasive yet least recognized human rights abuse in the world’.”

- Najib Assifi, 2007

Director, Pacific Sub-Regional Office and UNFPA Representative


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