Topics Discussed: Violence Towards Women: Rape, Sex Trafficking, Child Brides, Female Genital Mutilation
American women serving in Iraq or Afghanistan are more likely to be raped by a comrade then killed by
an enemy, and the rate of sexual harassment reports is higher than ever.
As of early 2017, 223 colleges in the United States had a total of 304 pending Title IX sexual violence
Women around the world aged 15-44 are more at risk from rape and domestic violence than from
cancer, car accidents, war and malaria.
Interview With Audrey
Audrey (Musician): Rape
Worldwide, almost one third (30%) of women who have been in a relationship report that they have
experienced some form of physical and/or sexual violence by their intimate partner in their lifetime.
Globally, as many as 38% of murders of women are committed by a male intimate partner.
Interview With Tina
Tina Johnson (Model): Child Brides
An estimated 100 million girls will marry before their 18th birthday over the next 10 years if the present
Interview With Olya
Olya (Model): Rape and Sexual Assault in the Modeling Industry
Female Genital Mutilation (FGM): includes procedures that intentionally alter or cause injury to the
female genital organs for non medical reasons. The procedure has NO health benefits for females. FGM
is mostly carried out on young girls between infancy and age 15.
FMG procedures can cause severe bleeding and problems urinating, and later cysts, infections, as well as
complications in childbirth and increased risk of newborn deaths.
More than 200 millions females alive today have been cut in 30 countries in Africa, the Middle East, and
Interview With Miku
Miku (Visual Artist): Sexual Assault
The International Labor Organization estimates that there are 4.8 million people trapped in forced
sexual exploitation globally.
From 2007 to 2017, the National Human Trafficking Hotline, operated by Polaris, has received reports
of 34,700 sex trafficking cases inside the United States.
4 out of 5 victims of human trafficking are girls.
In 2017, the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children estimated that 1 in 7 endangered
runaways reported to them were likely sex trafficking victims.