Disadvantaged Women More Likely to Suffer Domestic Violence

Women of China (English) - - THIS AND THAT 悦读| -

The United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women), Beijing Weiping Women's Rights Organization and the Women's Network Against AIDS China hosted a seminar on domestic violence against Hiv-affected women, women with disabilities and homosexuals, on August 9, in Beijing. A report released during the seminar indicated that such women were more likely to suffer from domestic violence. Some 47.7 percent of women with HIV/AIDS have suffered at least one form of domestic violence. "Many victims are not willing to seek help because of discrimination against HIV/AIDS. To end domestic violence, we must fight discrimination in the first place," Yuan Wenli, secretary general of the Women's Network Against AIDS China, said.

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