Men's experiences of family, domestic and honour-related violence in Gujarat and Uttar Pradesh, India

Broom, Alex, Sibbritt, David, Nayar, K. R., Doron, Assa and Nilan, Pamela (2012) Men's experiences of family, domestic and honour-related violence in Gujarat and Uttar Pradesh, India. Asian Social Science, 8 6: 3-10. doi:10.5539/ass.v8n6p3


Author Broom, Alex
Sibbritt, David
Nayar, K. R.
Doron, Assa
Nilan, Pamela
Title Men's experiences of family, domestic and honour-related violence in Gujarat and Uttar Pradesh, India
Journal name Asian Social Science   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1911-2017
1911-2025
Publication date 2012-05
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.5539/ass.v8n6p3
Open Access Status DOI
Volume 8
Issue 6
Start page 3
End page 10
Total pages 8
Place of publication Toronto, ON, Canada
Publisher Canadian Center of Science and Education
Collection year 2013
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Background: Violence is a major problem in India with family, domestic and honour-related violence having significant impacts on the wellbeing of Indian families and communities. There has been little attention paid to men’s experiences, particularly in the Indian State’s of Gujarat and Uttar Pradesh. The objective of this study was to provide baseline data on Indian men’s experiences of violence and the key predictors such as age, income, education and religion.
Methods: A cross-sectional survey of men from Uttar Pradesh and Gujarat. Data were obtained from a non-probability purposive sample of 1000 adult men over a two-month period in late 2009. The respondents were selected from public spaces in 10 cities or towns within these two provinces.
Results: The results found a lifetime prevalence of experiencing family violence of 99.2% (15.6% often and 64.1% sometimes), domestic violence 92.2% (21.1% often and 44.9% sometimes), and honour-related violence 99.7% (45.1% often and 41.7% sometimes). Moreover, when we analysed the men’s responses across socio-demographic factors, age, income, religion, education and region were each shown to be important predictors of regular exposure to family, domestic and honour-related violence.
Conclusions: The results of this survey provide much needed insight into the factors that predict experiences of violence. Such data can inform targeting by community development programs and Government policy in order to provide additional support to individuals and communities most likely to be exposed to these types of violence.
Keyword Violence
India
Men
Cross-sectional survey
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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