We are taking a stand to end violence against women & girls #16Days of Activism #orangetheworld
South Africa has the highest mortality rate attributed to Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) worldwide!*
Up to 40% of pregnant women experience physical Intimate Partner Violence (IPV), while up to 19% experience sexual IPV in South Africa. In this vulnerable population, IPV is associated with a range of physical and mental health consequences for the mother including pregnancy loss, depression and post-traumtic stress disorder.
Over the next #16days the PMHP will take part in the global discussion to break the cycle of violence and abuse!
*in “Mortality of women from intimate partner violence in South Africa: a national epidemiological study.” Intimate Partner Violence in South Africa