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 Burundi 46.10 2010
7 The Gambia 44.70 2013
8 Dem. Rep. Congo 43.50 2014
9 Morocco 42.80 2004
10 Chad 40.60 2015
11 Senegal 37.30 2016
12 Ethiopia 34.70 2016
13 Afghanistan 33.40 2015
14 Yemen 32.40 2013
15 Pakistan 30.60 2013
16 Tanzania 30.50 2016
17 Timor-Leste 29.50 2010
18 Zambia 28.90 2014
19 Guinea-Bissau 28.40 2006
20 Tajikistan 27.30 2012
21 Congo 26.30 2012
22 Sierra Leone 25.80 2013
23 Rwanda 24.40 2015
24 Uganda 21.90 2011
25 Côte d'Ivoire 21.50 2012
26 Turkmenistan 21.00 2000
27 Comoros 20.00 2012
28 Egypt 19.90 2014
29 Burkina Faso 19.70 2010
30 Nigeria 18.80 2013
31 Vietnam 18.00 2006
32 Turkey 16.30 2003
33 Kenya 15.10 2014
34 Zimbabwe 14.50 2015
35 Azerbaijan 14.20 2006
36 India 14.10 2006
36 Cameroon 14.10 2011
38 Cambodia 12.80 2014
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 Albania 8.90 2009
46 Indonesia 8.90 2012
48 Gabon 8.80 2012
49 Malawi 8.30 2016
50 Namibia 7.80 2013
51 Kyrgyz Republic 7.30 2012
52 Bangladesh 7.20 2014
53 Macedonia 6.80 2005
54 Benin 6.50 2012
55 Mozambique 5.80 2011
56 São Tomé and Principe 5.60 2009
57 Mongolia 5.50 2005
58 Haiti 4.90 2012
59 Guyana 4.40 2009
60 Swaziland 3.30 2007
61 Nepal 3.00 2016
61 Moldova 3.00 2005
63 Nicaragua 2.80 2001
64 Belize 2.50 2006
65 Guatemala 2.40 2015
66 Honduras 2.30 2012
67 Bolivia 2.20 2008
68 Bosnia and Herzegovina 1.60 2006
68 Philippines 1.60 2013
68 Montenegro 1.60 2006
71 Kazakhstan 1.50 2006
72 Georgia 1.30 2005
73 Colombia 1.10 2015
73 Serbia 1.10 2006
75 Armenia 0.80 2016
76 Peru 0.60 2012
77 Ukraine 0.50 2007
77 Trinidad and Tobago 0.50 2006
79 Dominican Republic 0.40 2013

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Periodicity: Annual