Can A Woman's Rising Social Status Bring Down Rates Of Domestic Violence? (NPR)

NPR published a news feature on how improved economic status of women could reduce domestic violence against them. The report referenced recent research from IFPRI researchers, Shalini RoyMelissa Hidrobo and Akhter Ahmed, that found a combination of cash transfers program and behavior change communication reduced intimate partner violence by 26 percent. The article quoted Roy who said that improved social interaction and social status were keys to reducing domestic violence.

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