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STUDY: ONE OF THREE YEARS WOMEN EXISTING VIOLENCE FROM HIS PARK IN AMERICA



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One of every three women in America has suffered a kind of violence from their partner during their life, the experts warned on Thursday. American Health Organization (PAHO), who stated that change requires public policy continuity.

According to a study conducted by PAHO, the frequency of physical and / or sexual violence varies among countries, and in some countries this violence affects a point of 14% of women, and in others it can affect almost 60% of this female population, such as the Bolivian case.

"In our region, partner violence is the most common form of violence against women and affects one of the three women in America" said Isabella Danel, deputy director of PAHO at a Washington conference.

For Alessandra Guedes, Regional Advisor on Intellectual Violence in PAHO, this is an extremely widespread phenomenon affecting a large number of women, but there is still no support that suits the magnitude of this problem.

"Although we already know that the problem has an incredible size and that there are interventions we can take to prevent it, we still have no rules or policies that are not funded to see concrete changes, Guedes explained the AFP.

Research conducted in national surveys in 24 countries shows that some types of violence have been reduced in Canada, Colombia, Guatemala, Haiti, Mexico, Nicaragua and Peru to the last 20 years.

However, the organization warned that "some data variations in these countries were very small and some indicators did not change linearly".

The organization warned that violence against women has many consequences for health, including death, either because of murders, suicides, or diseases related to infections and mother's death cases.

TREND ON REGIONAL LEVEL

Experts have warned of the difficulties in obtaining data and stressed that statistics are based on surveys conducted on groups of women between the ages of 15 and 49, since questionnaires are being undertaken to measure reproductive health.

"In most countries, we can not measure that trend because we have hardly made one or two studies and we're only studying it 20 years ago", Said Mary C. Ellsberg, director of the Global Institute for Women at George Washington University, who attended a conference for AFP.

Over the past few years, Ellsberg has been studying the case of Nicaragua where he found that there has been a major reduction in violence and mainly because of cultural change, political will of government and the power of civil society.

In the case of Nicaragua, physical violence by the couple has been reduced to almost half, by the phenomenon that affected 11.9% of women in 1998 to incidence in 6.1% of women. women's population in 2012.

However, an expert warned that "when this political will is lost, as was the case in Nicaragua, where there was a strong repression against women's advocates of human rights, these achievements are in danger of being lost."

"We can never say just because we have seen a drop or we see that things are improving in some aspect, we can not satisfy ourselves, we always have to continue to advocate", concluded Ellsberg.

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