About 31 percent of women aged 15-49, or up to 852 million women, have experienced physical or sexual violence, the WHO said in what it called the largest-ever study, encompassing national data and surveys from 2000-2018. Al Jazeera quotes the report as saying that one in four women are subjected to violence perpetrated by their intimate partners, sometimes starting at the “alarmingly young” age of 15, with a disproportionate number of victims in the poorest countries. The report also highlighted though that the true figures are likely far higher because of under-reporting of sexual abuse, a heavily stigmatised crime.