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), 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 69.70 2012
2 Somalia 64.40 2006
3 Mali 58.90 2013
4 Niger 50.10 2012
5 Eritrea 47.90 2002
6 The Gambia 44.70 2013
7 Dem. Rep. Congo 43.50 2014
8 Morocco 42.80 2004
9 Burundi 41.80 2017
10 Chad 40.60 2015
11 Timor-Leste 35.60 2016
12 Senegal 35.20 2017
13 Ethiopia 34.70 2016
14 Afghanistan 33.40 2015
15 Yemen 32.40 2013
16 Tanzania 30.50 2016
17 Zambia 28.90 2014
18 Guinea-Bissau 28.40 2006
19 Pakistan 27.40 2018
20 Tajikistan 26.70 2017
21 Congo 26.30 2012
22 Sierra Leone 25.80 2013
23 Rwanda 24.40 2015
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 Uganda 18.10 2016
31 Vietnam 18.00 2006
32 Kenya 15.10 2014
33 Zimbabwe 14.50 2015
34 Azerbaijan 14.20 2006
35 Cameroon 14.10 2011
36 India 13.30 2016
37 Cambodia 12.80 2014
37 Benin 12.80 2018
39 Ghana 12.20 2014
40 Angola 11.50 2016
41 Liberia 10.70 2013
42 Myanmar 10.40 2016
43 Togo 9.60 2014
44 Lesotho 9.40 2014
45 Madagascar 9.20 2009
46 Indonesia 8.90 2012
47 Gabon 8.80 2012
48 Malawi 8.30 2016
49 Namibia 7.80 2013
50 Kyrgyz Republic 7.30 2012
51 Bangladesh 7.20 2014
52 North Macedonia 6.80 2005
53 São Tomé and Principe 5.60 2009
54 Mongolia 5.50 2005
55 Mozambique 5.40 2015
56 Haiti 4.80 2017
57 Guyana 4.40 2009
58 Eswatini 3.30 2007
59 Moldova 3.00 2005
59 Nepal 3.00 2016
61 Nicaragua 2.80 2001
62 Turkey 2.50 2013
62 Belize 2.50 2006
64 Guatemala 2.40 2015
65 Honduras 2.30 2012
66 Bolivia 2.20 2008
67 Bosnia and Herzegovina 1.60 2006
67 Montenegro 1.60 2006
69 Kazakhstan 1.50 2006
70 Philippines 1.30 2017
70 Georgia 1.30 2005
72 Serbia 1.10 2006
72 Colombia 1.10 2015
74 South Africa 1.00 2016
75 Albania 0.90 2018
76 Armenia 0.80 2016
77 Peru 0.60 2012
78 Trinidad and Tobago 0.50 2006
78 Ukraine 0.50 2007
80 Dominican Republic 0.40 2013

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Periodicity: Annual