Three out of ten women experience sexual violenceListen /
Three out of ten women globally experience violence, be it partner violence, domestic or sexual violence.
According to the Director of Reproductive Health and Research at WHO, Dr. Marleen Temmerman, sexual violence is increasingly being used as a weapon of war.
She warns that although female genital mutilation, or FGM as it is called is on the decline worldwide, at least 2 million girls are at risk of FGM.
"There are figures indicating that the problem is decreasing due to actions that are being taken by partners in the world. Girls and women and more and more educated and there is prevention."
Dr. Temmerman says governments and civil society are working to bring the practice to an end. She cites Kenya as an example where communities are being encouraged to celebrate the passage of girls to womanhood without the knife.
Donn Bobb, United Nations