Chill­ing facts on in­ti­mate part­ner abuse

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One in four women in South African has ex­pe­ri­enced phys­i­cal vi­o­lence at some point in her life

Ev­ery six hours an­other woman is killed by her in­ti­mate part­ner

In­ti­mate part­ner vi­o­lence ac­counts for 62.4% of the to­tal in­ter­per­sonal vi­o­lence bur­den on women

8.8 out of 100 000 mur­dered women are killed by their ex-part­ner or cur­rent part­ner

31% of co-habit­ing or mar­ried women ex­pe­ri­ence in­ti­mate part­ner vi­o­lence

An in­ti­mate part­ner vi­o­lence vic­tim suf­fers 35 as­saults on av­er­age be­fore re­port­ing it to the po­lice the first time

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