Law & Governance

Only 14% of women say out loud about domestic violence; NFHS

BP World Bureau | May 08 2022 01:20:09 AM
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New Delhi: According to the latest report by National Family Health Survey, 30 per cent of women in India have experienced physical or sexual violence in India. 14 per cent are only addressing the issues. However, domestic violence against women has decreased to 29.3 per cent from 31.2 per cent. 30 per cent of women between the age group of 18 and 49 have faced physical violence since the age of 15 years and six per cent of them faced sexual violence in their lifetime. Karnataka has the highest domestic violence in India, 48 per cent, followed by Bihar, Telangana, Manipur and Tamil Nadu. Lakshadweep has the lowest rate, 2.1 per cent.

32 per cent of women experienced domestic violence in rural areas as compared with 24 per cent in urban areas. According to the survey report released by the Union Health Minister Dr Mansukh Mandviya, 40 per cent of uneducated women faced physical violence compared to 18 per cent of women who finished their schooling. The husband is the main accused in over 80 per cent of physical violence incidents and the rate of physical or sexual violence is depending on the level of alcohol usage of the partner.