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A report led by Ulster University found that 98% of women surveyed have experienced violence or abuse in their lifetime. 

The report also found:

  • Seven out of 10 of those surveyed had experienced some form of violence or abuse in the last 12 months.
  • Half of those (50%) experienced at least one form of violence or abuse before they were 11 years old;
  • The worst experience of violence or abuse was most commonly committed by a stranger (29%), however often the perpetrator was known to the victim (romantic partner 23%; friend or acquaintance 19%) and occurred in their own home (26%);
  • Overall, only one third (33%) of the participants felt able to speak about, or report, the violent incident that had occurred, with shame and embarrassment found to be the greatest barrier to reporting violent experiences.