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Domestic Violence against Women in Tinsukia District of Assam, India

Author Affiliations

  • 1Department of Home Science, Digboi Mahila Mahavidyalaya, Digboi, Assam, INDIA

Res. J. Family, Community and Consumer Sci., Volume 3, Issue (4), Pages 1-4, June,27 (2015)

Abstract

Domestic violence is one of the major crimes against women which affects their position in the society. Domestic violence is recognized as the significant barrier of women empowerment as it affects physical and mental health of women. This present study has been carried out with the objectives to find out the causes of domestic violence against women and to study the impact of domestic violence on the abused women, their children and their intra-family relations. A sample of 100 families belonging to different socio-economic conditions from rural areas of Tinsukia District was randomly selected. Data were collected from the women respondents through an interview schedule and informal discussion with family members, neighbours and members of women organizations. From the present study consumption of alcohol by the husband was found to be a major cause of domestic violence particularly among the rural victims. But the data revealed that in all cases domestic violence was caused not because of a single reason. In large number of cases a mix of different causes was observed. The domestic violence also affected the physical and mental health of victim in different ways. Domestic violence has long term impact on the life of victims, the life of their children and their intra-family relations.

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