on average two women are killed by a violent partner or ex partner in the uk
up to 3 million women and girls across the uk experience rape, domestic violence, stalking or other violence each year.
almost 1 in 3 girls have expeirnced unwanted sexual touching at school.
an estimated 66,000 women in england and wales in 2001 had been subject to female genital mutilation (FGM) and atleast 24,000 girls were at risk of FGM in 2007.
Black Minority Ethnic (BME) and migrant women expeirence a disproportionate rate of domestic homeicide
in 2011 the forced marriage unit advised over 1,450 people related to a possible forced marriage 78% of whom were women and girls.
The ecomocmic cost to society and the emotional cost to victims of VAWG is estimated to exceed to exceed £40 billion a year in the uk. This includes costs to health and social services, the criminal justice system, lost ecomic outputs and monetary proxies for human and emotional costs.
Attitudes towards VAWG
36% of people that belive that a woman should be held wholly or partly responsible for being sexually assaulted or raped if she was drunk and 26% believe this if she was in public wearing sexy or revealing clothes.
1 in 5 people think it would be acceptable in certain circumstances for a man to hit or slap his female partner in response to her being dressed in sexy or revealing clothing in public
only 77% of young men agree that having sex with someone who has said no is rape.
Facts and Statistics on Gender Inequality
Women and Work
The full time gender pay gap is 10% and the average part time pay gap is 34.5%
it is estimated that for each year a mother is absent from the workplace her future wages will reduce by 5%
54% of women working part time have been found to be "epmloyed beloe their potentional" which amounts to 2.8 million women.
approximately 70% of people in national mimimum wage jobs are women.
Discrimination at work
women make up only 17% board directors of FTSE 100 companies
up to 30,00 women aresacked each year simply for being pregnant,each yeat an estimated 440,000 women loose out on pay or promotion as a result of pregnancy.
it is estimated that the UK would gain up to £23 billion (the equivalent to 2% of GDP) by better harnessing womens skills in employment.
A study by the fawcett society found that 51% of women and men from middle management to director level identify stereotyping as the major hurdle facing women at work.
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