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Investigating the Relationship between Pregnancy and Domestic Violence in Mali

Authors: Kassandra Fate*, University of Minnesota - Minneapolis
Topics: Africa, Human Rights, Quantitative Methods
Keywords: Domestic Violence, Pregnancy, Mali, IPV, Wealth, Education level, Demographic Health Surveys,
Session Type: Poster
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The purpose of this study is to assess the magnitude of the relationship between intimate partner violence (IPV) during pregnancy. The data from the Demographic and Health Surveys in Mali in 2012 was used and was confined to the respondents selected for the domestic violence module. The association between experience of domestic violence ‘ever’ and ‘in the past year’ with selected factors were examined by logistic regression and adjusted for cluster weight and sample weight. The result revealed that when pregnant, the risk and frequency of physical IPV for the women increases by 12% and the risk and frequency of emotional IPV for the woman increases by 14%. Wealth and education level were also important factors in determining risk.

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