The harmful effects of violence against women and girls on health have been well documented and include increased maternal morbidity and vulnerability to HIV/AIDS. Yet little is known about the factors that drive the geographical distribution of partner violence or how macro-level factors (i.e. lack of economic rights for women, discriminatory family law, emphasis on women’s purity and women’s access to formal work) might combine with individual-level factors to affect women’s risk of intimate partner violence (i.e. childhood violence and attitudes that tolerate intimate partner violence).
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Source: Womankind Worldwide