Intimate Partner Violence in India: Abuse in India’s Empowered Action Group States

Kathryn Showalter, Cecilia Mengo, Mi Sun Choi

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Married women in India experience intimate partner violence (IPV) at alarming rates. This study explores regional differences in Indian women’s physical IPV experiences by looking at the effect of living in eight Empowered Action Group (EAG) states. It is hypothesized that women in EAG states will be more likely to have experienced physical IPV than women living outside EAG states. A sample of 65,587 women was selected from the 2005-2006 India National Family Health Survey (NFHS-3). Counter to our hypothesis, logistic regression results show that living in an EAG state decreases likelihood of physical IPV in the past 12 months.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)972-986
Number of pages15
JournalViolence Against Women
Issue number9
StatePublished - Jul 1 2020

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  • domestic violence
  • intimate partner violence
  • reproductive health
  • violence
  • women’s health

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gender Studies
  • Sociology and Political Science
  • Law


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