Country Yemen
Year 2008
Type of Measure Research and statistical data > Other research and statistical data
Form of Violence Domestic violence/Intimate partner violence, Violence against women and girls

Brief Description


A 2008 study conducted by Al-Rada‘i sought to examine the various types of violence against married Yemeni women. It found that verbal violence was most widespread, something that reflects the findings of Ms. Arwa Al-Izzi (please see study conducted in 2005). Verbal violence is a form of psychological/moral violence. Although it leaves no physical signs, its psychological effect can be deeper. In terms of frequency, verbal violence was followed by physical violence and then by sexual violence. The individuals who inflicted violence on their wives did not belong to any particular age group. Unemployed husbands were more likely to inflict violence on their wives, something that shows the correlation between economic situation and violence: the study found that violence was more widespread in poorer families.

Source of Information

Response of the Government of Yemen to the questionnaire on violence against women 2011