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Around the world, there’s still work to be done on women’s rights

While progress on women’s rights has been made globally, there is still work to be done.  The Independent’s Felicity Morse takes a look at some statistics concerning women around the world.


Globally, about one in three women will be beaten or raped during their lifetime.

On average, 30% of women who have been in a relationship report that they have experienced some form of physical or sexual violence by their partner.

A UN report said 99.3% of women and girls in Egypt had been subjected to sexual harassment.

Female Genital Mutilation

Over 130 million women living in the world today have undergone Female Genital Mutilation.


Around 14 million girls, some as young as eight years old, will be married in 2014.

An estimated 1.2m children are trafficked into slavery each year; 80 per cent are girls.

In 10 countries around the world women are legally bound to obey their husbands.