Worldwide prevalence of non-partner sexual violence

08 April 2014
Annie Holmes

As the UK government commits to ending sexual violence in conflict, STRIVE partners continue to analyse findings on violence against women.

From 10 to 13 June 2014, UK Foreign Secretary William Hague and UN Special Envoy Angelina Jolie will co-convene a Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict. Increasing momentum on the issue at national and international levels draws on a growing body of evidence concerning the prevalence and multiple impacts of sexual and physical gender-based violence.

A recent publication, co-authored by STRIVE partners within the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, gives a systematic review of the literature on the worldwide prevalence of non-partner sexual violence. Other analyses, drawing on the same multi-year research programme, include a systematic review of the global prevalence of intimate partner homicide