An assessment of male attitude towards violence against women


The main objective of this study was to understand the psychosocial dimensions of the attitudes
of men towards violence against women. Under this broad theme the study focused on several
issues: analyze pattern of violence; assess men’s attitude towards women in general, and their
attitude towards violence against women in particular; and find out what it would take to stop
violent behavior of men towards women.
The study revolves around two important concepts, i.e., male violence against women and their
attitude towards it. Violence against women results in, or is likely to result in, physical, sexual
and psychological harm or suffering to women, including threats of such acts, coercion or
arbitrary deprivation of liberty, whether occurring in public or in private life. This definition
refers to four types of violence – psychological and physical assaults, and violence related to
action and deprivation. Attitude refers to beliefs and feelings about a person or event and the
resulting support or opposition to those. Taken together, favorable or unfavorable reactions –
whether exhibited in beliefs, feelings, or inclinations to act – define a person’s attitude towards
something.

Related information

  • Writer Name: M Rafi, Dilruba Banu, M A Alim, Shaheen Akter
  • Published Date: Tuesday, 27 May 2003
  • Country: Bangladesh