One in five women in the world have suffered sexual abuse as a child, and one in every three have suffered physical or sexual violence at the hands of their partner at some time in their lives (WHO). Global status report on violence prevention (2014).
In Europe, 62 million women have suffered gender violence in the course of their lives and one in three have suffered physical or sexual aggression (EU Agency for Fundamental Rights, 2014).
In the Spanish State, 51 women were killed in 2017 by their partners or ex-partners and, up to the end of October 2018, the number of women murdered was 43 (Ministry of the Presidency, Relations with Parliament and Equality).
In Catalonia, 51.3% of women have suffered gender violence (excluding comments, sexual gestures and exhibitionism) in the course of their lives. And 25.3% of women, one in four, have suffered some form of particularly serious aggression at some point in their life. Up to the end of October 2018, 6 women had been murdered, compared to 8 in 2017 (Catalan Ministry of the Interior).
The figures for violence in the city of Barcelona are also very serious. This section seeks to provide information on how this public problem affects women in the city.