Women who believe a husband is justified in beating his wife when she argues with him (%) - Country Ranking

Definition: Percentage of women ages 15-49 who believe a husband/partner is justified in hitting or beating his wife/partner when she argues with him.

Source: Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS) and Multiple Indicator Cluster Surveys (MICS)

See also: Thematic map, Time series comparison

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Rank Country Value Year
1 Guinea 77.60 2012
2 Timor-Leste 63.90 2010
3 Mali 58.40 2013
4 Dem. Rep. Congo 57.70 2014
5 Somalia 51.90 2006
6 Morocco 50.80 2004
7 Niger 50.40 2012
8 Sierra Leone 47.60 2013
9 Senegal 46.30 2014
10 Ethiopia 45.40 2011
11 Eritrea 44.60 2002
12 Tajikistan 40.00 2012
13 Tanzania 38.70 2010
14 Vietnam 37.20 2006
15 Guinea-Bissau 36.70 2006
16 Côte d'Ivoire 34.30 2012
17 Turkmenistan 33.80 2000
18 Pakistan 33.70 2013
19 Zambia 33.50 2014
20 Liberia 33.10 2013
21 Rwanda 32.70 2010
22 Azerbaijan 31.30 2006
23 Burundi 31.00 2010
24 Kenya 30.90 2009
25 Burkina Faso 30.80 2010
26 India 30.30 2006
27 Uganda 28.50 2011
28 Lesotho 27.40 2009
29 Gabon 26.10 2012
30 The Gambia 24.10 2013
31 Cambodia 23.90 2014
32 Bangladesh 22.40 2011
33 Ghana 21.30 2008
33 Nigeria 21.30 2013
35 Cameroon 20.70 2011
36 Yemen 19.90 2013
37 Togo 19.50 2014
38 Swaziland 17.10 2007
39 Kyrgyz Republic 16.80 2012
40 Comoros 15.70 2012
41 Zimbabwe 15.60 2011
42 Egypt 12.80 2014
43 Mozambique 12.30 2011
44 Albania 12.10 2009
45 Namibia 11.50 2013
46 Macedonia 11.40 2005
47 Benin 10.60 2012
48 Mongolia 10.50 2005
49 São Tomé and Principe 7.00 2009
50 Guyana 6.70 2009
51 Jordan 6.30 2012
52 Madagascar 6.00 2009
53 Armenia 5.70 2010
53 Indonesia 5.70 2012
55 Malawi 5.50 2010
56 Bolivia 5.20 2008
57 Moldova 5.10 2005
58 Honduras 4.80 2012
59 Nicaragua 4.40 2001
60 Kazakhstan 4.30 2006
61 Belize 3.80 2006
62 Montenegro 3.10 2006
63 Philippines 3.00 2013
64 Haiti 2.80 2012
65 Georgia 2.40 2005
66 Serbia 1.90 2006
67 Bosnia and Herzegovina 1.40 2006
67 Trinidad and Tobago 1.40 2006
69 Ukraine 0.90 2007
70 Peru 0.80 2012
71 Dominican Republic 0.70 2013
72 Nepal 0.50 2011
73 Colombia 0.40 2010

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Periodicity: Annual