Speaking of abuse : the pyramid of reporting domestic violence in India

Jacob, Suraj and Chattopadhyay, Sreeparna (2019) Speaking of abuse : the pyramid of reporting domestic violence in India. Economic and Political Weekly, 54 (1). pp. 53-62. ISSN 2349-8846

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Abstract

In India, most women who experience domestic violence do not share their experience with anybody or seek help. Among those who do, a “pyramid of reporting” exists. Informal sources (natal family and friends) are favoured; very few report violence via institutional routes (non-governmental organisations and police). The conditions under which incidents of domestic violence are reported, and/or help is sought through different routes—along with the reasons why such conditions often do not occur—are highlighted using large-scale secondary survey data and primary ethnographic data. The findings have implications for mitigating domestic violence through institutional routes.

Item Type: Article
Authors: Jacob, Suraj and Chattopadhyay, Sreeparna
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English
Uncontrolled Keywords: Abuse, Domestic violence, Women, Gender equity
Subjects: Social sciences > Sociology & anthropology > Social interaction
Divisions: Azim Premji University > School of Development
Full Text Status: Public
URI: http://publications.azimpremjifoundation.org/id/eprint/3244
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