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‘More than 70 percent women in 11 states, 1 union territory did not tell anyone about domestic violence’, reveals survey

Those seeking help included her own family, husband’s family, neighbours, police, lawyers and religious leaders. Marital violence experienced by women includes multiple cuts, bruises, pain, eye injuries, among others.

More than 70 percent of women never asked for help (signal photo)

The new National Family Health Survey (NFHS) found that more than 70 percent of women in 11 states and one union territory never sought help in a domestic violence case. This figure also includes women who did not tell anyone about the violence experienced by them. According to NFHS data, the proportion of such women was more than 80 percent in four states and one union territory. This includes Assam (81.2 percent), Bihar (81.8 percent), Manipur (83.9 percent), Sikkim (80.1 percent), more than 80 percent, and Jammu and Kashmir (83.9 percent).

Tripura (76 per cent), Telangana (71 per cent), West Bengal (76.3 per cent), Maharashtra (76.4 per cent), Goa (75.7 per cent), Gujarat (70.6 per cent) and Andhra Pradesh (79.7 per cent) are the states where such women Percentage is more than 70. These women did not give any information about the violence they experienced themselves.

Very low number of women seeking help

Assam (6.6 percent), Andhra Pradesh (7.7 percent), Bihar (8.9 percent), Goa (9.6 percent), Himachal Pradesh (9.6 percent), Jammu and Kashmir (7.1 percent), Manipur (1.2 percent), and Nagaland (4.8 percent). Percentage) there are states where less than 10 per cent of women sought help to avoid physical violence. Those seeking help included her own family, husband’s family, neighbours, police, lawyers and religious leaders. Marital violence experienced by women includes multiple cuts, bruises, pain, eye injuries, broken bones, severe burns, broken teeth, sprains and other problems.

Obesity on the rise in children up to the age of five

According to the latest data of the National Family Health Survey (NHFS), obesity among children up to the age of five has increased and the number of obese children has increased in 33 states and union territories. Experts have attributed the increase in obesity to less physical activity and unhealthy food. The number of children with obesity has increased from 2.1 percent in NFHS-4 to 3.4 percent in NFHS-V. According to the latest survey by NFHS, obesity has increased not only in children but also in women and men. The number of obese women has increased from 20.6 percent to 24 percent, while among men it has increased from 18.9 percent to 22.9 percent.

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