15: Domestic Violence or how we love our women

  • Half of all women lack proper care during pregnancy and delivery
  • Sixty-two per cent of women with two daughters and no sons say they want no more children, compared with 47% in the last NFHS in 1998-99.
  • The number of women married before the legal age of 18 is 45%, (previous 50%).
  • 40% of ever-married women experienced violence (from 6% in Himachal Pradesh to 59% in Bihar).
  • Married women with no education were much more likely (46%) to have suffered spousal violence.
  • 12% of women who have 12 or more years of higher education reported violence.
  • Nearly 55% of women think that spousal abuse is warranted under several circumstances.
  • Source: the National Family Health Survey (NFHS-III) 2005-06