Men's violence against women in rural Bangladesh: undermined or exacerbated by microcredit programmes?

@article{Schuler1998MensVA,
  title={Men's violence against women in rural Bangladesh: undermined or exacerbated by microcredit programmes?},
  author={Sidney Ruth Schuler and Seyyed Mohsen Hashemi and Simone Badal},
  journal={Development in practice},
  year={1998},
  volume={8 2},
  pages={148-57}
}
This ethnographic study examined the sociocultural context of domestic violence in 6 rural villages in Bangladesh, and the prevalence of wife-beating and its association with women's empowerment in income generation programs (IGPs). Data were obtained from interviews conducted during 1990-96. Four villages had IGPs, and 2 villages did not have credit programs. Over 66% of women reported having been beaten at one time or another. In one village 87% reported beatings. 38% reported beatings in the… CONTINUE READING

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