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), 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 92.10 2012
2 Afghanistan 80.20 2015
3 Central African Republic 79.60 2010
4 Mali 76.30 2013
5 Somalia 75.70 2006
6 Dem. Rep. Congo 74.80 2014
7 Timor-Leste 74.00 2016
8 Chad 73.50 2015
9 Bhutan 68.40 2010
10 Morocco 63.90 2004
11 Tajikistan 63.60 2017
12 Ethiopia 63.00 2016
13 Sierra Leone 62.80 2013
14 Burundi 61.80 2017
15 Congo 60.70 2012
16 Niger 59.60 2012
17 Algeria 59.00 2013
18 The Gambia 58.40 2013
19 Lao PDR 58.20 2012
20 Tanzania 58.00 2016
21 Eritrea 51.40 2010
22 Myanmar 51.20 2016
22 Iraq 51.20 2011
24 Gabon 50.20 2012
25 Cambodia 49.80 2014
26 Uganda 49.00 2016
26 Azerbaijan 49.00 2006
28 Yemen 48.70 2013
29 Côte d'Ivoire 47.90 2012
30 Zambia 46.90 2014
31 Senegal 45.70 2017
32 Madagascar 45.20 2013
33 India 44.60 2016
34 Burkina Faso 43.50 2010
35 Liberia 42.50 2013
36 Guinea-Bissau 41.80 2014
36 Kenya 41.80 2014
38 Rwanda 41.40 2015
39 Pakistan 41.10 2018
40 Comoros 39.00 2012
41 Zimbabwe 38.70 2015
42 Mauritania 37.90 2011
43 Turkmenistan 37.70 2006
44 Cameroon 36.10 2014
45 Egypt 35.70 2014
46 Nigeria 34.70 2013
47 Indonesia 34.50 2012
48 Sudan 34.00 2014
49 Lesotho 33.30 2014
50 Kyrgyz Republic 32.80 2014
51 Benin 31.80 2018
52 Tunisia 30.30 2012
53 Togo 28.70 2014
54 Nepal 28.50 2016
55 Ghana 28.30 2014
55 Bangladesh 28.30 2014
57 Vietnam 28.20 2014
57 Namibia 28.20 2013
59 Angola 25.20 2016
60 Eswatini 19.90 2014
61 São Tomé and Principe 19.10 2014
62 Haiti 16.60 2017
63 Malawi 16.30 2016
64 Bolivia 16.10 2008
65 North Macedonia 14.50 2011
66 Jordan 14.10 2018
67 Mozambique 13.30 2015
68 Turkey 13.20 2013
69 Thailand 13.10 2012
70 Suriname 12.50 2010
70 Nicaragua 12.50 2001
72 Honduras 12.40 2012
73 Kazakhstan 12.20 2011
74 Moldova 11.20 2012
75 Guatemala 11.00 2015
76 Philippines 10.90 2017
77 Guyana 10.20 2014
78 Armenia 10.10 2016
78 Mongolia 10.10 2010
80 Lebanon 9.70 2009
81 Belize 8.60 2011
82 El Salvador 8.00 2014
83 Oman 7.90 2014
84 Trinidad and Tobago 7.60 2006
85 Georgia 6.90 2005
86 Albania 6.80 2018
87 Qatar 6.60 2012
88 St. Lucia 6.50 2012
89 Panama 5.70 2014
90 South Africa 5.50 2016
91 Jamaica 4.90 2011
92 Bosnia and Herzegovina 4.80 2012
93 Belarus 4.10 2012
94 Cuba 3.90 2014
95 Serbia 3.80 2014
96 Peru 3.50 2012
96 Costa Rica 3.50 2011
98 Barbados 3.30 2012
99 Colombia 3.10 2015
100 Ukraine 2.90 2012
101 Montenegro 2.70 2013
102 Dominican Republic 2.00 2014
102 Argentina 2.00 2012
104 Uruguay 1.50 2013

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