One in five women in Slovakia experienced physical abuse from a partner

NGO highlights women's rights on Human Rights Day.

A woman walks among dozens of red painted shoes placed on the ground as a part of an installation against violence against women in Brussels.A woman walks among dozens of red painted shoes placed on the ground as a part of an installation against violence against women in Brussels. (Source: AP/TASR)

Human Rights Day also reminds that violence committed against women is one of the most serious and most frequent human rights violation.

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One in five women in Slovakia have experienced physical abuse from a partner or husband, one in two women has experienced some form of psychological violence from a partner, one in three women have been stalked by a partner in a physical or online space and one in 12 women have experienced sexual violence by partners. These are the results of the biggest European-wide research on violence on women by the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights.

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