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

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.

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

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Rank Country Value Year
1 Guinea 92.10 2012
2 Timor-Leste 86.20 2010
3 Mali 76.30 2013
4 Somalia 75.70 2006
5 Dem. Rep. Congo 74.80 2014
6 Burundi 72.90 2010
7 Eritrea 70.70 2002
8 Ethiopia 68.40 2011
9 Morocco 63.90 2004
10 Vietnam 63.80 2006
11 Sierra Leone 62.80 2013
12 Congo 60.70 2012
13 Niger 59.60 2012
13 Tajikistan 59.60 2012
15 The Gambia 58.40 2013
16 Uganda 58.30 2011
17 Senegal 57.20 2014
18 Rwanda 56.20 2010
19 Tanzania 53.50 2010
20 Kenya 52.60 2009
21 Turkmenistan 51.70 2000
22 Guinea-Bissau 51.50 2006
23 Gabon 50.20 2012
24 Cambodia 49.80 2014
25 Azerbaijan 49.00 2006
26 Yemen 48.70 2013
27 Côte d'Ivoire 47.90 2012
28 India 47.20 2006
29 Zambia 46.90 2014
30 Cameroon 46.50 2011
31 Burkina Faso 43.50 2010
32 Liberia 42.50 2013
33 Pakistan 42.20 2013
34 Zimbabwe 39.60 2011
35 Comoros 39.00 2012
36 Lesotho 37.10 2009
37 Ghana 36.60 2008
38 Egypt 35.70 2014
39 Nigeria 34.70 2013
40 Indonesia 34.50 2012
41 Kyrgyz Republic 33.70 2012
42 Bangladesh 32.50 2011
43 Madagascar 32.30 2009
44 Albania 29.80 2009
45 Togo 28.70 2014
46 Namibia 28.20 2013
47 Swaziland 23.20 2007
48 Jordan 22.60 2012
49 Mozambique 21.00 2011
50 Moldova 20.80 2005
51 Macedonia 20.70 2005
52 Mongolia 20.40 2005
53 São Tomé and Principe 19.50 2009
54 Haiti 16.70 2012
55 Guyana 16.30 2009
56 Benin 16.20 2012
57 Bolivia 16.10 2008
58 Philippines 12.90 2013
59 Malawi 12.60 2010
59 Belize 12.60 2006
61 Nicaragua 12.50 2001
62 Honduras 12.40 2012
63 Montenegro 10.90 2006
64 Kazakhstan 10.40 2006
65 Armenia 9.30 2010
66 Trinidad and Tobago 7.60 2006
67 Georgia 6.90 2005
68 Serbia 6.20 2006
69 Bosnia and Herzegovina 4.80 2006
70 Ukraine 3.60 2007
71 Peru 3.50 2012
72 Colombia 2.30 2010
72 Dominican Republic 2.30 2013
74 Nepal 0.80 2011

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Periodicity: Annual