Cause of death: Woman

By Linda Forsell – One in three women around the world is subjected to physical, sexual or some other form of violence during her lifetime.Violence against women and girls is possibly the most widespread crime against human rights we know exists today. The violence can be physical, psychological or sexual. It includes human trafficking, forced marriages, geni- tal mutilation and rape as a weapon of war. For women aged 15-44, rape and violence in the home are believed to be a greater risk factor than road traffic accidents, war and malaria combined.Between 2010 and 2012 we examined the situation all over the world through the project Cause of Death: Woman. We traveled to ten countries, starting in Pakistan and onwards to Congo, Russia, USA, Sweden, Mexico, Brazil, Spain, South Africa and Egypt. More information on the project on