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    Horrifying Statistics: Fifth of UK Women Suffered Sexual Abuse at School

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    Over a fifth of UK women aged 18 and over have experienced different kinds of sexual abuse while at school, a children's charity revealed Monday.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The Plan UK notes that during the current school year about 246 million children worldwide will be affected by violence at school.

    "… 1 in 5 (22%) women in the UK reported some experience of sexual touching, groping, flashing, sexual assault or rape whilst they were in or around school. Almost half that number (10%) said the abuse occurred ‘sometimes’ or ‘frequently’," the charity Plan UK said commenting on their survey, based on interviews with over 2,000 women in the United Kingdom.

    According to the survey, 61 percent of those who had been sexually abused said they never reported it to any person in authority.

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