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Women who overturn gender norms face more violence in marriage: Study

Domestic violence has become the most common form of abuse inflicted on women--it affects one in three women globally.

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domestic violence | sexual assault against women | gender inequality

Satviki Sanjay | IndiaSpend  |  New Delhi 



Domestic violence, crime against women, women, crime
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Women whose economic status equals or exceeds that of their husbands are more likely to face domestic violence, a recent study has found. The study also finds causal evidence that such women have a more assertive role in decision-making and men use violence to re-establish the patriarchal power balance.

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First Published: Fri, October 01 2021. 09:25 IST

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