Can a woman’s rising social status bring down rates of domestic violence?

Can a woman's rising social status bring down rates of domestic violence?

National Public Radio (NPR) published a news feature on how an improved economic status of women could reduce domestic violence against them. The report referenced recent research from researchers from the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), Shalini Roy, Melissa Hidrobo and Akhter Ahmed, who found that a combination of cash transfers program and behavior change communication reduced intimate partner violence by 26 percent.

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