Domestic violence in India, part 4

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Men, masculinity and domestic violence in India

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Ch. Satish Kumar, S.D. Gupta, George Abraham, Anandhi. S., J. Jeyaranjan, Rainuka Dagar, P.K. Abdul Rahman, Nata Duvvury, Madhabika Nayak, Keera Allendorf

In 1997, ICRW began a three-year research program on domestic violence in India in partnership with researchers from a range of Indian academic and nongovernmental organizations. This report summarizes four studies exploring the links between masculinity and domestic violence as well as an aggregate analysis undertaken by ICRW on these linkages.

The full series provides an understanding of the degree of domestic violence being experienced by Indian women in a rural setting, the possible protective factors and the existing options available to women outside of family and friends. These reports also point to new directions for strategies to reduce domestic violence in India.

Other publications in the series:
Part 1: A Summary Report of Three Studies

Part 2: A Summary Report of Four Records Studies

Part 3: A Summary Report of a Multi-Site Household Survey

Part 5: Women-Initiated Community-Level Responses to Domestic Violence