So! (en) | Acceptance of wife-beating across the globe

Male violence against women is a social issue that, sadly, has made it to the headlines during the first hours of 2017. In Spain, the first deadly victim of misogyny was claimed in the morning of January the 1st. However, first reports suggest she could have been murdered during New Year’s Eve. 

Women continue to suffer from male violence and discrimination on a global scale. Recently, I came across this World Map by the statistics division of the United Nations that shows the regions where women and men aged 15-49 somehow justify and accept wife-beating. Striking. 

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United Nations, 2015. Acceptance of wife-beating remains high. Accessed 2 Jan 2017 http://unstats.un.org/unsd/gender/worldswomen.html
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