Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Ethiopian women are most abused, research reveals.

A report conducted by Ending Violence Against Women reveals that nearly 60% of Ethiopian women were sexually violated at least once in their lifetime while half of their Zambian counterparts revealed attacks from domestic partners.

The report also points out that the phenomenon takes place in most societies throughout the world and that more than 100 countries had no laws prohibiting domestic abuse while in 50 other countries, marital rape wasn't a crime to be prosecuted.

"On average, at least one in three women is subjected to intimate partner violence in the course of her lifetime." The report says.