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