Let’s Put a Stop to All Violence

Damon Ashworth Psychology

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Violence Against Women Worldwide

In 2012, in the Republic of Guinea, a country located on the west coast of Africa, 92% of women and 66% of men that were surveyed agreed that a husband is justified in beating his wife for at least one of the following reasons:
  • she has burnt the food,
  • she has argued with him,
  • she has gone out without telling him,
  • she has neglected the children, or
  • she has refused to have sex with him.

These findings were quite alarming to me, especially because 2005 research by the World Health Organisation (WHO) indicated that a higher rate of violence occurs when it is accepted or justified. For example, in the Democratic Republic of Congo, where 64% of women are victims of violence by men, 76% of women also agree that a husband is justified in beating his wife for at least one of the five above reasons (ICF…

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