27% of women aged 15 to 49 have experienced domestic violence in their lifetime, says study by 'The Lancet'
In 2018, up to 492 million women aged 15-49 experienced partner violence - 13%
Violence was highest in Oceania (49%) and in sub-Saharan Central Africa (44%). Central Asia (18%) and Central Europe (16%) were regions with the lowest estimate
Researchers warn that the numbers should be higher, as estimates are based on women's experiences and the issue is stigmatized