Country Marshall Islands
Year 2007
Type of Measure Research and statistical data > Other research and statistical data
Form of Violence Violence against women and girls

Brief Description


In a survey conducted by the Republic of Marshall Islands Statistics Department in 2007, 58% of men and 56% of women interviewed generally accepted that violence against women was a normal part of male–female relationships. Most widely accepted reasons for violence against women were neglecting the children (51%), arguing with husband/partner (44 %), and going out without informing the husband (42 %). Almost a quarter (23 %) of women believed that denying sex to the husband and burning food were justifications for violence against women. Abuse in these cases included spousal violence, physical violence during pregnancy and physical or sexual violence.

Source of Information

The Republic of Marshall Islands, National Review on Beijing +20 2014, pg 19