Intimate Partner Violence Against Women in Northwestern Botswana: The Maun Women’s Study

Francis Barchi, Samantha Winter, Danielle Dougherty, Peggie Ramaphane

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Abstract

Factors characterizing intimate partner violence (IPV) against women vary according to setting and must be understood in localized environments if effective interventions are to be identified. This 2009-2010 exploratory study in Maun, Botswana, used semistructured interviews to elicit information from 469 women about their experiences with IPV. Characteristics found to be important included suicide attempts, childhood exposure to familial violence, access to and control over certain tangible assets, number of children, household location and monthly income, controlling behavior by a partner, and alcohol consumption. Controlling behavior by a partner was the single greatest predictor of physical or psychological IPV.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1909-1927
Number of pages19
JournalViolence Against Women
Volume24
Issue number16
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2018

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Gender Studies
  • Sociology and Political Science
  • Law

Keywords

  • Botswana
  • gender-based violence
  • intimate partner violence
  • women’s health

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