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***We are making a slight adjustment to Monday’s AFIYA TALKS! The month of October highlights the importance of bringing awareness to Intimate Partner Violence (Domestic Violence) Monday October 5th AFIYA TALKS! Will start the beginning of an entire month of events bringing awareness to Intimate Partner Violence Against Women!****HIV and Heterosexual Black Men: The Elephant in the Room will be post pone till the 3rd week of October, join us we have special guest joining via blogtalk radio…Looking forward to seeing you!

Key facts:
• Violence against women - particularly intimate partner violence and sexual violence against women - are major public health problems and violations of women's human rights.
• Recent global prevalence figures indicate that 35% of women worldwide have experienced either intimate partner violence or non-partner sexual violence in their lifetime.
• On average, 30% of women who have been in a relationship report that they have experienced some form of physical or sexual violence by their partner.
• Globally, as many as 38% of murders of women are committed by an intimate partner.
• Violence can result in physical, mental, sexual, reproductive health and other health problems, and may increase vulnerability to HIV.
• Risk factors for being a perpetrator include low education, exposure to child maltreatment or witnessing violence in the family, harmful use of alcohol, attitudes accepting of violence and gender inequality.
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By: The Afiya Center