Women who believe a husband is justified in beating his wife (any of five reasons) (%)

Definition: Percentage of women ages 15-49 who believe a husband/partner is justified in hitting or beating his wife/partner for any of the following five reasons: argues with him; refuses to have sex; burns the food; goes out without telling him; or when she neglects the children.

Description: The map below shows how Women who believe a husband is justified in beating his wife (any of five reasons) (%) varies by country. The shade of the country corresponds to the magnitude of the indicator. The darker the shade, the higher the value. The country with the highest value in the world is Guinea, with a value of 92.10. The country with the lowest value in the world is Nepal, with a value of 0.80.

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

See also: Country ranking, Time series comparison

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Periodicity: Annual