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Table 1 Characteristics of VAWG

From: Ghanaian media coverage of violence against women and girls: implications for health promotion

Violence domain N (%)
Place of incident
 Urban 32 (74.0)
 Rural 11 (26.0)
Type of violence:
 Sexual (defilement) 21 (40.4)
 Sexual (rape) 8 (15.4)
 Intimate partner homicide 7 (13.5)
 Other murder (or attempted) 3 (5.8)
 Other forms of abuse 13 (25.0)
Victims:
 Women 27 (51.9)
 Girls 25 (48.1)
Perpetrators of violence:
 Men 38 (73.1)
 Women 3 (5.8)
 Parent 6 (11.5)
 Society (Customary practices) 5 (9.6)
Immediate cause of the violence:
 Sexual desires 30 (68.2)
 Infidelity 4 (9.1)
 Financial 10 (22.7)
Action taken against perpetrator:
 Jailed 14 (29.2)
 Arrested 10 (20.8)
 Standing trial 12 (25.0)
 Public censure 3(6.3)
 Under police investigation 4 (8.3)
 Not reported 5 (10.4)
  1. Note: Due to missing data, variable attributes may not equal total articles examined. Other variable attributes may also exceed the total articles examined due to inclusion of multiple cases in a single article