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Rape And Violence

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 investigations.

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 trend continues.

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 Asia.

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.

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