Contents page 1 — The blind spot of MeToo page 2 — one in four women is affected On a page

You can’t say that in the past year, little about violence against women, spoken and written – and the MeToo-the debate takes on a substantial share of it. Because the men were dismissed, because it turns out, she urged colleagues (rarely, gentlemen), had raped or hurt. Since the companies set up calls against harassment in the workplace. Since the men, the questions in part self-critically, some defiantly are, what limits you when you Flirt is exceeded.

But there are also the men who beat your friend in the hospital, over the years, again and again. The stalk their Ex-wife, they strangle stab, dousing with acid. These men are spoken of in the past year little. Much too little.

this week is different: this Tuesday, Minister for the family, Franziska Giffey has presented the current statistics on partnership violence. Accordingly, 138.893 people were 2017 a victim of violence by their former or current Partner. The majority of them were women. Giffey said, it was assumed that only 20 percent of the Concerned help sought. The dark figure was enormous.

The statistics show: A relationship is for women a extremely dangerous place. 147 women were killed in 2017 by your (Ex-)Partner. 86.544-times women were victims of simple assault, 11.788-time victim of serious bodily injury by the Partner.

The statistics cover murder, assault and rape as well as psychological violence such as threat and Stalking. The Numbers come from the Police crime statistics and include those cases in which these acts are committed in a marriage, a registered partnership or a relationship – or against the Ex-partner. Because in this year’s report, for the first time, coercion, deprivation of liberty and forced prostitution in partnerships were included, year-on-year, a significant increase. Without the new offence types, there is a slight decline in year-on-year by 0.8 percent.

education does not protect

partnership violence is to a study of the Federal Ministry for family Affairs from 2009 shows that there is no question of social class or education. Younger women are affected, therefore, stronger partnership violence, if you have no School or vocational qualifications. Older women are more likely to be victims, when they are later formed.

And also the formation of the partners, protects the women: While men were employed in education disproportionately severe violence. However, 50 percent of the perpetrators were according to the study, low-to-medium-sized accounts, and 37 percent with higher education degrees. The most frequently from violent partners, who were also formed, were affected, it is called: “men with higher education were especially more frequent severe violence, if the partner was to them in terms of education equivalent or superior to and not inferior.” The own education is to be a risk factor for the woman.