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Gender-Based Violence is a growing problem in India

Simister, J (2018) Gender-Based Violence is a growing problem in India. Medical Research Archives, 6 (1). ISSN 2375-1924


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This paper uses Indian household surveys and crime data, to study Gender-Based Violence (GBV): husband's domestic violence, to control wife/partner. Different types of violence are examined separately, using 2005-6 Demographic and Health Survey & other surveys from 1992 to 2017. Much domestic violence seems to be husbands attempting to control wives. India's 2005 "Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act" appears partially successful in reducing GBV. There is evidence of a long-term increase in GBV risk, in India: some possible explanations are investigated.

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