Gender violence top concern among women aged 18-34

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► ‘Instituto de la Mujer’ report surveyed 1,500 women of all ages across Spain
► Violence, gender equality, jobs, social inequities, climate change top concerns

Nearly 80 percent of Spanish women between the ages of 18 and 34 say their main concern is violence against women, according to survey results released last week in a report by Spain’s Instituto de la Mujer (Institute for Women).

The report, titled Diagnóstico de la mujer joven en la España de hoy (‘Diagnostic of Young Women in Spain Today’), on a scale of 0 to 10, 77.7 percent of women aged 18 to 34 surveyed assigned ranked gender violence in the range of 9-10.

The survey polled 1,500 women resident in Spain between the ages of 18 and 64 years of age, with 1,200 of the survey respondents between the ages of 18 and 34 years. The average ranking for gender violence across the age range of all women surveyed was 9.1, while among women aged 35 to 64 years, the ranking rose to 9.3.

Other issues of concern to the women surveyed included concern over inequality between men and women, which ranked 8.7 among all women surveyed and 8.5 among women aged 18-34; unemployment, 8.7 and 8.9, respectively; inequalities in society, 8.6 and 8.8; and climate change, ranked 8.5 among all women surveyed and 8.7 for women in the younger age group.

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