Attitudes towards domestic violence: A gendered analysis of prevalence and country-level correlates

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Violence against women by an intimate partner (DV) is a serious public health and human rights issue. Attitudes justifying DV strongly predict its perpetration and victimisation. This paper examines the prevalence and pattern of attitudes towards domestic violence amongst women and men across 49 low- and middle-income countries. It further explores the country-level economic, social and political predictors of its societal acceptance and how the impact of these factors on attitudes may differ for women and men.

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