Violence among young people, including dating violence, is also a major problem.
Factors associated with intimate partner and sexual violence occur at individual, family, community and wider society levels.
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The prevalence estimates range from 23.2% in high-income countries and 24.6% in the Western Pacific region to 37% in the WHO Eastern Mediterranean region, and 37.7% in the South-East Asia region.
Furthermore, globally as many as 38% of all murders of women are committed by intimate partners.