A cross-sectional study to explore intimate partner violence and barriers to empowerment of women in Armenia

Kabir, Russell and Khan, Hafiz ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1817-3730 (2019) A cross-sectional study to explore intimate partner violence and barriers to empowerment of women in Armenia. BioMed Research International, 2019 (693968). ISSN 2314-6133

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Abstract

Background: Intimate partner violence is a major problem worldwide and it is one of the most social issues in Armenia. Empowerment is one of the important factors that helps women to break the cycle of violence by their husband/partner. The aim of this research is to explore the impact of intimate partner violence on empowerment of Armenian women of reproductive age group.

Methods: This cross-sectional study used data Armenia Demography and Health Survey Data 2015-16. A total 6116 women were selected from 8749 households both at urban and rural places of Armenia for interview using multistage cluster sampling technique. Data analysis was performed using SPSS version 24.

Results: The respondents aged between 35-49 years are more likely to face violence compared to other age group (p<0.00). The respondents who have no decision-making power, about 89% of them are experiencing intimate partner violence, whereas only 11% are facing intimate partner violence among those who have decision-making power (p<0.00). The logistic regression analysis reveals that age of the respondents, number of children in the households, wealth index, and empowerment status are significantly associated with intimate partner violence.

Conclusion: Intimate partner violence has significant impact on the empowerment of women in Armenia. This study revealed that women with no empowerment are more likely to experience intimate partner violence compared to those women who are empowered in Armenian society.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Copyright © 2019 Russell Kabir and Hafiz T. A. Khan. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Armenia, Women, Intimate partner violence, Empowerment
Subjects: Medicine and health > Health promotion and public health
Depositing User: Hafiz Khan
Date Deposited: 02 Jul 2019 09:28
Last Modified: 02 Aug 2019 12:59
URI: http://repository.uwl.ac.uk/id/eprint/6205

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