Women who believe a husband is justified in beating his wife when she refuses sex 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 refuses sex 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 69.70 2012
2 Somalia 64.40 2006
3 Mali 58.90 2013
4 Niger 50.10 2012
5 Eritrea 47.90 2002
6 Burundi 46.10 2010
7 The Gambia 44.70 2013
8 Dem. Rep. Congo 43.50 2014
9 Senegal 43.30 2014
10 Morocco 42.80 2004
11 Ethiopia 38.60 2011
12 Rwanda 36.60 2010
13 Yemen 32.40 2013
14 Pakistan 30.60 2013
15 Tanzania 30.00 2010
16 Timor-Leste 29.50 2010
17 Zambia 28.90 2014
18 Guinea-Bissau 28.40 2006
19 Tajikistan 27.30 2012
20 Congo 26.30 2012
21 Sierra Leone 25.80 2013
22 Kenya 22.70 2009
23 Uganda 21.90 2011
24 Côte d'Ivoire 21.50 2012
25 Turkmenistan 21.00 2000
26 Comoros 20.00 2012
27 Egypt 19.90 2014
28 Burkina Faso 19.70 2010
29 Nigeria 18.80 2013
30 Vietnam 18.00 2006
31 Zimbabwe 16.90 2011
32 Azerbaijan 14.20 2006
33 India 14.10 2006
33 Cameroon 14.10 2011
35 Cambodia 12.80 2014
36 Lesotho 12.60 2009
37 Ghana 12.30 2008
38 Liberia 10.70 2013
39 Togo 9.60 2014
40 Madagascar 9.20 2009
41 Albania 8.90 2009
41 Indonesia 8.90 2012
43 Gabon 8.80 2012
44 Bangladesh 8.10 2011
45 Namibia 7.80 2013
46 Kyrgyz Republic 7.30 2012
47 Macedonia 6.80 2005
48 Benin 6.50 2012
49 Malawi 6.10 2010
50 Mozambique 5.80 2011
51 São Tomé and Principe 5.60 2009
52 Mongolia 5.50 2005
53 Haiti 4.90 2012
54 Guyana 4.40 2009
55 Swaziland 3.30 2007
56 Moldova 3.00 2005
57 Nicaragua 2.80 2001
58 Belize 2.50 2006
59 Honduras 2.30 2012
60 Bolivia 2.20 2008
61 Philippines 1.60 2013
61 Montenegro 1.60 2006
61 Bosnia and Herzegovina 1.60 2006
64 Kazakhstan 1.50 2006
65 Georgia 1.30 2005
66 Armenia 1.20 2010
67 Serbia 1.10 2006
68 Peru 0.60 2012
69 Trinidad and Tobago 0.50 2006
69 Ukraine 0.50 2007
71 Dominican Republic 0.40 2013
72 Colombia 0.20 2010
72 Nepal 0.20 2011

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Periodicity: Annual