6 years ago, a survey in Kenya showed a third of women between the ages of 15-49 had been abused either physically or sexually.
Same survey now and things are getting worse- the figure going up to 39 percent.
The conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo has led to women in the country being subjected to violence and sexual abuse.
Here in the UK, a coalition of 20 charities in Wales claim the Welsh Assembly Government is not going “far enough or fast enough” in tackling all forms of violence against women.
In the USA, October is Domestic Violence Awareness month.
But could you ever understand why a man hits his partner? We heard many of you on the programme explaining why women go back to men who hit them. But why do some men find it acceptable to hit a woman?
What goes through a man’s mind when they hit their partner? And even though some men apologise, according to some of you who spoke to us previously, they do it again.
Why do some men think it’s acceptable to hit women?