02/12/2014 00:01 GMT
by Richard INGHAM
PARIS, February 12, 2014 (AFP) - Worldwide, one woman in 14 has been sexually assaulted by someone other than a partner, according to the first global estimate of the problem, published on Wednesday.
Its authors said that despite important gaps in data, the overall picture was clear: sex attacks on women are a big and widely overlooked problem.
Reporting in The Lancet, researchers carried out an overview of investigations in 56 countries.