Women who believe a husband is justified in beating his wife when she neglects the children (%) - Country Ranking - Africa

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

Source: Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS), Multiple Indicator Cluster Surveys (MICS), and other surveys: STATcompiler (http://www.statcompiler.com/) as of November 22, 2016, UNICEF global databases (http://www.data.unicef.org/) as of November 2015. MICS Compil

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Rank Country Value Year
1 Guinea 81.00 2012
2 Chad 59.70 2015
3 Somalia 56.20 2006
4 Sierra Leone 52.90 2013
5 Burundi 51.80 2017
6 Dem. Rep. Congo 51.40 2014
7 Eritrea 51.00 2002
8 Morocco 49.40 2004
9 Mali 48.70 2013
10 Tanzania 47.90 2016
11 Ethiopia 47.50 2016
12 Congo 46.80 2012
13 Niger 42.00 2012
14 Gabon 40.20 2012
15 Uganda 38.50 2016
16 Cameroon 37.40 2011
17 Senegal 35.40 2017
18 The Gambia 35.30 2013
19 Kenya 33.30 2014
20 Zambia 33.10 2014
21 Côte d'Ivoire 32.70 2012
22 Liberia 32.20 2013
23 Burkina Faso 30.40 2010
24 Comoros 29.70 2012
25 Rwanda 29.40 2015
26 Madagascar 28.20 2009
27 Guinea-Bissau 26.80 2006
28 Nigeria 24.60 2013
29 Egypt 24.10 2014
30 Benin 22.60 2018
31 Lesotho 22.00 2014
32 Zimbabwe 21.40 2015
33 Ghana 20.90 2014
34 Namibia 19.90 2013
35 Togo 18.90 2014
36 Angola 16.30 2016
37 São Tomé and Principe 11.70 2009
38 Eswatini 11.10 2007
39 Malawi 8.80 2016
40 Mozambique 4.20 2015
41 South Africa 3.80 2016

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Periodicity: Annual