14% respondents globally suffered physical or psychological violence in the past year. A lower proportion (6%) of Pakistanis reported similarly (Gallup Pakistan & WIN World Survey 2019)
Islamabad, 16 March, 2020
According to WIN World Survey (an association of survey firms), 14% respondents over the world say that they have suffered from physical or psychological violence in the past year.
This is a series of polls being released in honor of International Women’s Day, celebrated on the 8th of March every year.
A sample of 29,368 men and women from 40 countries across the globe was asked, “Have you suffered from any kind of violence (either physical or psychological) in the past year?”. 14% of the respondents said they have suffered physical or psychological violence, while 83% said they have not. 3% did not know or did not respond.
Results for Pakistan: A lower proportion reported to have suffered violence
A lower proportion of Pakistanis, 6%, reported to have suffered violence in the past year, while 88% said they did not.
Note: Considering the sensitivity of the topic and stigma surrounding it, the reported figure is likely to be much lower than the actual number of people who have experienced sexual harassment.
Global gender breakdown:
Analysis on the basis of gender shows that a slightly higher proportion of females (16%) report to have suffered violence in the past year compared to males (12%). Among females, those aged 18-24 years reported the highest level of violence experienced (21%), while 6% of those aged 65 and above reported it. 21% unemployed females reported experiencing sexual harassment, which constitutes the highest proportion of female respondents on the basis of employment status.
Chile (35%), Iran (33%), Argentina (33%) and Mexico (32%) had the highest proportion of respondents who said they had suffered physical or psychological violence in the past year, while Indonesia (1%) and Italy (2%) rank the lowest.