Globally,one in three women experience either intimate partner violence or non-partner sexual violence during their lifetime.
According to National Family and Health Survey (NFHS) 2006, total lifetime prevalence of domestic violence was 5%, and 8.5% for sexual violence, among women aged 15–49.
A 2014 study in The Lancet, reports that although the reported sexual violence rate in India is among the lowest in the world, due to large population of India, sexual violence affects 27.5 million Indian women over their lifetimes.
A survey carried out by Thomson Reuters Foundation ranked India as the most dangerous country in the world for women.
According to Unicef's Global Report Card on Adolescents 2012, 57% of boys and 53% of girls in India think a husband is justified in hitting or beating his wife.
Unfortunately, cases of violence against women and girls in India continue to rise.