Violence against women – For how long it will continue?

In 2016, the Galilee Society published data on the phenomenon of community violence, especially violence against women. Currently, the Galilee Society has just completed a new research on violence in general in the Arab society, with a focus on violence against women.

The data showed that 36% of the women in the North were abused, compared with 22.2% in the Haifa area, 23% in the Center and 26% in the South. The percentage of violence against women in the mixed residential communities reached 60.8% in total, where 59.1% were subjected to psychological violence and 20.9% to physical violence.

Data from the current research of the Rikaz Center in the Galilee Society indicates that:

  • Approximately 105,000 Arab women experienced some form of violence during the last year (2018(.
  • Approximately 20,000 Arab women have been sexually abused or harassed during the past year (2018(.
  • About 67,000 Arab women have been subjected to violence through social media channels (2018).
  • About 230,000 Arab women (47.2%) reported that they did not feel safe and were threatened with violence (2018).

And the violence assaults continue to spread within the Arab society!!

The 25th victim from the beginning of the year 2018: Who is next?