Study: 40 percent of Czech women victims of domestic violence

Some 1.4 million Czech women, or two fifths of the female population aged between 18 and 65, have at some point in their lives faced some form of domestic violence, according to a new study by the Prague-based proFem group released on Tuesday. The study shows that the most common form of domestic violence is repeated humiliation followed by sexual aggression, stalking and threats. Only around 10 percent of victims have reported violence to the police. The authors of the study said that alarmingly, only around half of the victims recognized their partners’ attacks as domestic violence.

Author: Jan Richter