The problem isn't nearly as bad for men, who are six times less likely to be murdered by a partner than women, according to the review.
Heidi Stockl, a lecturer at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, who led the organization's research, said in a released statement that the results show women are "disproportionately vulnerable" to violence and murder by an intimate partner, and that they have been "for far too long."
Advocacy groups like the National Network to End Domestic Violence have long been sounding the alarm on the outsized problem for women. Cindy Southworth, a spokeswoman for the group says WHO's numbers aren't surprising."
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