Disadvantaged Women More Likely to Suffer Domestic Violence
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.