|Awareness || |
A series of awareness posters from Ovi magazine
| ||Domestic Violence|
- Every 9 seconds in the US a woman is assaulted or beaten.
- Around the world, at least one in every three women has been beaten, coerced into sex or otherwise abused during her lifetime. Most often, the abuser is a member of her own family.
- Domestic violence is the leading cause of injury to women—more than car accidents, muggings, and rapes combined.
- Studies suggest that up to 10 million children witness some form of domestic violence annually.
- Nearly 1 in 5 teenage girls who have been in a relationship said a boyfriend threatened violence or self-harm if presented with a breakup.
- Everyday in the US, more than three women are murdered by their husbands or boyfriends.
- Ninety-two percent of women surveyed listed reducing domestic violence and sexual assault as their top concern.
- Domestic violence victims lose nearly 8 million days of paid work per year in the US alone—the equivalent of 32,000 full-time jobs.
- Based on reports from 10 countries, between 55 percent and 95 percent of women who had been physically abused by their partners had never contacted non-governmental organizations, shelters, or the police for help.
- Men who as children witnessed their parents’ domestic violence were twice as likely to abuse their own wives than sons of nonviolent parents.
| ||How many NGOs #001|| |
- There are an estimated 110 million active mines scattered in over 70 countries - in terms of people this translates as one for every 17 children or 52 humans in our world.
- A further 110 million have been stockpiled.
- 2,000 people are involved in landmine accidents every month - one victim every 20 minutes. Around 800 of these will die, the rest will be maimed.
- One deminer is killed and two are injured for every 5,000 mines cleared.
- About 100,000 mines are removed each year, but until recently 2 million more were being planted each year.
- At the current rate it would take 1,100 years to rid the world of mines. That's assuming no new ones are laid.
- Angola, Vietnam, Afghanistan, Burma, Sudan, Eritrea, Cambodia, Iraq and ...EU's Finland among the countries with landmines
An estimated 100 million people are homeless worldwide.
3 million people are homeless in Europe
2.5 million homeless in the United States
4,500 children are homeless in Buenos Aires
According to estimates by NGO Klimaka over 20,000 homeless in Greece of the austerity measures and eurozone economics.
| ||Child Soldiers || |