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Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Bouhours & Broadhurst on Violence Against Women in Hong Kong

Brigitte Bouhours and Roderic Broadhurst (Australian National University (ANU) and Australian National University (ANU)) have posted Violence Against Women in Hong Kong: Results of the International Violence Against Women Survey on SSRN. Here is the abstract:

The International Violence Against Women Survey (IVAWS) was conducted in Hong Kong in 2006 and nearly 1,300 women took part in the telephone survey. One in five respondents experienced at least one incident of violence since age 16. Sexual violence (13.4%) was more frequently reported than physical violence (11.7%). Women were more likely to be abused by intimate partners and other known men (13.5%) than by strangers (8%). Compared to other countries surveyed by the IVAWS, Hong Kong recorded among the lowest rates of violence by both intimate partners and non-partners. These results suggest that cultural influences linked to the interaction of modernization and some protective factors found in the adherence to traditional Chinese values may be at play.

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