Country Eritrea
Year 2010
Type of Measure Research and statistical data > Violence against women module in survey
Form of Violence Domestic violence/Intimate partner violence, Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (FGM/C)

Brief Description

Similar to the Eritrea Demographic and Health Survey (EDHS) 2002, the Eritrean Population and Health Survey (EPHS) 2010 also collected information from all eligible men and women between 15 and 49 years of age regarding the knowledge, attitudes, and practice of female genital mutilation/ cutting (FGM/C) in Eritrea. This survey aimed to further investigate the prevalence of and attitudes towards FGM/C among Eritrean women and girls along with assessing whether there was evidence of a change in attitudes or behaviors regarding FGM/C since EDHS1995 and EDHS2002.  The EPHS 2010 also gathered information on women’s and men’s attitudes towards spousal abuse by asking women and men whether a husband is justified in beating his wife in five situations, if she: 1) burns food; 2) argues with him; 3) goes out without telling him; 4) neglects the children; or 5) refuses to have sexual intercourse with him.

Source of Information

A/HRC/WG.6/18/ERI/I Figure 2, and Eritrea Population Health Survey 2010 15.3 Attitudes Toward Wife Beating


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