TOO MANY 

 WOMEN'S VOICES ARE 

 NOT BEING HEARD 

FACTS AND FIGURES

The impact of domestic violence on women

In Malta, 26.5% of women (one in four) have experienced one or more acts of violence (including physical, and/or sexual or emotional violence) by a current or a former partner.  This means that thousands of women are victims of abuse.  Female survivors who are of low income, belong to an ethnic minority and those who are unemployed, fare much worse.   The most extreme form of violence against women is femicide and in Malta we have our share of these too..

Apart from the human suffering  it brings, physical victimisation has economic and social consequences for survivors and society at large.   This has a significant economic cost on society as a whole.  In Malta this economic cost is estimated to be around 101 Million euros,.  This amount takes into  consideration the lost economic output,  health and legal services costs, social welfare services,  and other specialised services  needed  in order to deal with the  physical and emotional impact on the victims.

THE HARD TRUTH

60% OF VICTIMS

DON'T REPORT TO THE POLICE

30% OF VICTIMS

SUFFER DOMESTIC ABUSE

7% OF VICTIMS

DON'T TELL ANYONE ABOUT IT

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The Association for Equality is enrolled as a Voluntary Organisation in Malta in terms of Article 3 of the Voluntary Organisations Act 2007. Identification Number VO/1528.

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