5.2.2 Women and Girls Aged 15 Years and Older Subjected to Sexual Violence
Baguio City Data Source: Baguio City Police Office
Global Definition: Sexual violence is defined as harmful or unwanted sexual behavior that is imposed on someone. It includes acts of abusive sexual contact, forced engagement in sexual acts, attempted or completed sexual acts without consent, incest, sexual harassment, etc. However, in most surveys that collect data on sexual violence against women by non-partners the information collected is limited to forcing someone into sexual intercourse when she does not want to, as well as attempting to force someone to perform a sexual act against her will or attempting to force her into sexual intercourse.
METHOD OF COMPUTATION
Total number of reported women and girls aged 15 years and older subjected to sexual violence
Sustainable Development Goals
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5. Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls
While the world has achieved progress towards gender equality and women’s empowerment under the Millennium Development Goals (including equal access to primary education between girls and boys), women and girls continue to suffer discrimination and violence in every part of the world.
Gender equality is not only a fundamental human right, but a necessary foundation for a peaceful, prosperous and sustainable world.
Providing women and girls with equal access to education, health care, decent work, and representation in political and economic decision-making processes will fuel sustainable economies and benefit societies and humanity at large.
Related 5.2.2 Women and Girls Aged 15 Years and Older Subjected to Sexual Violence Targets
Eliminate all forms of violence against all women and girls in the public and private spheres, including trafficking and sexual and other types of exploitation