Credit programs, patriarchy and men's violence against women in rural Bangladesh.

  title={Credit programs, patriarchy and men's violence against women in rural Bangladesh.},
  author={Sidney Ruth Schuler and Seyyed Mohsen Hashemi and Ann P. Riley and Shahida Akhter},
  journal={Social science & medicine},
  volume={43 12},
Although violence by men against women in Bangladesh occurs in most cases within the home, in a larger sense it does not originate in the home nor persist only within the home. It is simply one element in a system that subordinates women through social norms that define women's place and guide their conduct. This paper uses ethnographic and structured survey data from a study in rural Bangladesh to explore the relationship between domestic violence against women and their economic and social… CONTINUE READING
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