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1/3 of Women Assaulted by a Partner, Global Report Says

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October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and we will recognize it today with Antoinette Sedillo Lopez, a professor on the law faculty at the University of New Mexico.

"In the first major global review of violence against women, a report released in June 2013 found that 30 percent of women reported having been physically or sexually assaulted by a former or current partner. The head of the World Health Organization, Dr. Margaret Chan, called it “a global health problem of epidemic proportions,” and other experts said screening for domestic violence should be added to all levels of health care. Among the findings: 40 percent of women killed worldwide were slain by a partner" (NYTimes.com, June 20, 2013).