Country Solomon Islands
Year 2007
Type of Measure Research and statistical data > Violence against women module in survey
Form of Violence Violence against women and girls

Brief Description

The study of women’s status, and empowerment in particular, is important as it provides insight into their impact on demographic and health outcomes for women. For both women and men the most commonly accepted reason for violence was neglecting the children. Younger men were more likely to justify partner violence against women than older men, highlighting a need to include gender equality in education programs particularly for young men. The majority of women report a high level of sexual autonomy, with three in four women agreeing with all of the reasons for a wife refusing to have sex with her husband, and only 6.4 percent not accepting any of the specified reasons for refusing sex.

Source of Information

The Government of Solomon Islands, National Review on Beijing +20 2014, pg 29

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