The World Health Organisation has estimated that the epidemic of gender violence (violence against women from men) kills and disables MORE women and girls between 15 and 44 years old THAN cancer, traffic accidents, malaria and war COMBINED
Fact Sheet: Violence Against Women Worldwide
In 1999 The World Bank produced a study called "Voices Of The Poor" in which 10s of 1000s of people living poverty participated. They named their biggest daily concern as fear of violence. Not hunger or homelessness.