Women who believe a husband is justified in beating his wife when she refuses sex with him (%)

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

Description: The map below shows how Women who believe a husband is justified in beating his wife when she refuses sex with him (%) 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 69.70. The country with the lowest value in the world is Colombia, with a value of 0.20.

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