Skip to content

The violence Ethiopian women suffer at the hands of Muslim men will simply shock you

By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)
12/2/2014 (3 years ago)
Catholic Online (

Even then WHO is shocked.

The World Health Organization has issued a report on domestic violence in Ethiopia as part of a global study on violence towards women. The findings will shock you.

Ethiopian women report that violence is rampant in their homes.

Ethiopian women report that violence is rampant in their homes.


By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)
Catholic Online (
12/2/2014 (3 years ago)

Published in Africa

Keywords: Ethiopia, violence, women, Muslim, Islam

LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - The World Health Organization (WHO) has compiled a study that examines the state of women's health in many countries around the globe. It's report for Ethiopia is particularly shocking, revealing an epidemic of violence against women that is so bad, it is commonplace.

Specially-trained female investigators interviewed thousands of women across the rural regions in Ethiopia where Islam is prevalent, and found that where they were commonly subject to physical and sexual abuse. Physical abuse was defined as any kind of harmful or potentially harmful physical contact or the threat of such contact. It included the use of objects and weapons as well as hands and feet.

Protect Christians from genocide, donate now!

Sexual violence was defined as sexual contact the woman felt was humiliating or degrading and was against her will.

The findings were shocking.

Half, 49 percent, of all women in Ethiopia with partners have experienced direct physical violence as a part of their relationship. An astounding 59 percent reported sexual violence. Overall, 71 percent, nearly three quarters of all women, experience some kind of violence at the hands of their partners, usually husbands.

About 39 percent report suffering injuries requiring some level of attention.

The shocking statistics don't end there. Eight percent of pregnant women report suffering violence, with the perpetrator being the father of the unborn child 98 percent of the time.

Five percent of women reported being abused by their fathers after the age of 15 and one percent reported being molested by their fathers.

These statistics seemed low to interviewers so women were given an anonymous means of reporting the truth. When women were permitted to respond anonymously by sealing answers into an unmarked envelope, the number of women reporting sexual abuse before the age of 15 jumped from one percent to seven.

A shocking 39 percent of these women say they have never spoken to anyone about their abuse. The number of women who have sought help or protection from the authorities is frighteningly low, with just two percent approaching the police and one percent taking their abuse to court.

The common thread in most of these abuse cases was Islam. Muslims have a traditional disrespect for women which is codified in their Quran and practices. Islam may be the most misogynistic religion in the world.

Naturally, liberal Muslims will protest this finding, however liberal Muslims are not considered Muslims by traditionalists, but rather apostates. Traditional Islam, as practiced by many Islamic peoples, and a few governments, is oppressive to women, and at times, downright deadly.


'Help give every student and teacher Free resources for a world-class moral Catholic education'

Copyright 2018 - Distributed by THE CALIFORNIA NETWORK

Pope Francis Prayer Intentions for JANUARY 2018
Religious Minorities in Asia.
That Christians, and other religious minorities in Asian countries, may be able to practise their faith in full freedom.


More Africa

Courageous police rescue six hostage nuns in Nigeria Watch

Image of

During a two day police operation, six women religious who were captured in Nigeria's Edo state two months ago were released unharmed on ... continue reading

Archaeologists open two new Egyptian tombs, discover mummy, artifacts Watch

Image of A mummy was discovered inside one of the tombs, but the identity is unclear.

Archaeologists have opened two new tombs at the Egyptian temple complex of Luxor. The tombs, near the ancient tomb of Hatshepsut, were ... continue reading

Over 200 worshipers killed during Friday prayer in BRUTAL terrorist attack in Egypt Watch

Image of The mosque located in Egypt's North Sinai province was the target for the attack.

Up to 235 people have been killed during Friday prayers at a mosque in Egypt. The death toll, including many children, may continue to rise ... continue reading

Madagascar plague outbreak appears to be new, antibiotic resistant strain, can kill within three hours Watch

Image of A worker is disinfected after clearing a house of a plague victim. There are inconclusive reports the disease can kill within three hours. Such fast-killing diseases typically burn themselves out before they can spread far. The WHO has sent 1.2 million doses of antibiotics to the region.

An ancient disease is stalking humanity once again, and this time it is exceptionally deadly. The plague has reemerged in Madagascar and is ... continue reading

Missionary priest kidnapped in Nigeria Watch

Image of An Italian priest has been kidnapped in Nigeria.

An Italian Catholic priest, who is a member of the Neocatechumenal Way, was kidnapped on Thursday by armed men in Benin City, Nigeria, ... continue reading

Never Miss any Updates!

Stay up to date with the latest news, information, and special offers.

Learn about Catholic world

Catholic Online
Inform - Inspire - Ignite

Catholic Online Saints
Your saints explained

Catholic Online Prayers
Prayers for every need

Catholic Online Bible
Complete bible online

Catholic Online News
Your news Catholic eye

Daily Reading
Today's bible reading

Lent / Easter
Death & resurrection of Jesus

Advent / Christmas
Birth of Jesus

Rest of Catholic Online
All Catholic world we offer

Products and services we offer

Catholic Online Shopping
Catholic medals, gifts & books

The California Network
Inspiring streaming service

Advertise on Catholic Online
Your ads on

Catholic Online Email
Email with Catholic feel

Catholic Online Singles
Safe, secure Catholic dating

The California Studios
World-class post production service

Learn the Catholic way

Catholic Online School
Free Catholic education for all

Student Classes
K-12 & Adult Education Classes

Catholic Online MasterClass
Learn from experts

School Teachers
Teacher lesson plans & resources

Catholic Media Missionaries
The New Evangelization

Support Free Education
Tax deductible support Free education

Connect with us online

Catholic Online on Facebook
Catholic social network

Catholic Online on Twitter
Catholic Tweets

Catholic Online on YouTube
Enjoy our videos

Catholic Online on Instagram
Shared Catholic moments

Catholic Online on Pinterest
Catholic ideas style inspiration

Catholic Online Logo

Copyright 2018 Catholic Online. All materials contained on this site, whether written, audible or visual are the exclusive property of Catholic Online and are protected under U.S. and International copyright laws, © Copyright 2018 Catholic Online. Any unauthorized use, without prior written consent of Catholic Online is strictly forbidden and prohibited.