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Prevalence of Intimate Partner Violence and Norms around it

The ReNew (Sri Lanka) survey includes a measure on Prevalence of Intimate Partner Violence and Norms around it. This measure uses a single item from the survey and focuses on an individual’s perception of the prevalence of intimate partner violence in the neighborhood. Different aspects of intimate partner violence captured by the measure include verbal and physical abuse.

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Geographies Tested: Sri Lanka

Populations Included: Female, Male

Age Range: Adults

Items:

1. Could you tell me how much the following activities are prevalent in your neighborhood? Do you think such practicesactivities and incidents are very prevalent, can be seen sometimes or rarely.

  • Husbands scolding their wives in filth.
  • Husbands beating their wives.
  • Wife taken to hospital due to husband’s violence.
  • Neighborhood intervention to resolve fights between husband and wife.
  • Wife keeping silent so as to not prolong a domestic fight.
  • Neighbours intervening to advise the wife to keep silent to not to prolong fight.

Response Options
Very prevalent - 1
Sometimes observable - 2
Rarely observable - 3
Do not know - 4

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Original Citation

CARE International Sri Lanka. (2016). Redefining Norms to Empower Women: Experiences and Lessons Learned. https://insights.careinternational.org.uk/images/in-practice/EMERGE-ReNEW/ReNew_Learning-paper_2016.pdf

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