Men's Experiences of Family, Domestic and Honour-Related Violence in Gujarat and Uttar Pradesh, India

Canadian Center of Science and Education
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Asian Social Science, 2012, Self Assessment, 8 (6), pp. 3 - 10
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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. 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.
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