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Violence against women in urban slums of India: A review of two decades of research.

Authors
  • Jungari, Suresh1
  • Chauhan, Bal Govind2
  • Bomble, Priyanka3
  • Pardhi, Ashish4
  • 1 Interdisciplinary School of Health Sciences, Savitribai Phule Pune University, Pune, India. , (India)
  • 2 Population Research Centre, Gokhle Institute of Politics and Economics, Pune, India. , (India)
  • 3 Department of Public Health & Mortality Studies, International Institute of Population Sciences, Mumbai, India. , (India)
  • 4 School of Social Work, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai, India. , (India)
Type
Published Article
Journal
Global Public Health
Publisher
Informa UK (Taylor & Francis)
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2022
Volume
17
Issue
1
Pages
115–133
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1080/17441692.2020.1850835
PMID: 33253046
Source
Medline
Keywords
Language
English
License
Unknown

Abstract

It is estimated that about one-third of women ever experienced violence in their lifetime. India has experienced steady urban growth accompanying increase of urban populations living in slums. Several studies have reported prevalence of various forms of violence in urban slums. To our knowledge, no systematic review has been conducted exclusively reporting violence against women in India's urban slums. The review aims to synthesise the studies of violence against women conducted in the last two decades (2000-2020). We searched PubMed, Scopus and other relevant search engines to identify articles published between years 2000 and 2020, which focused on Indian women slum dwellers' experiences of violence. We included 14 studies, which satisfied the inclusion criteria in this review. The Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses protocol was used to assess the studies. The prevalence of any form of violence against women, as reported in the studies, ranged from 15% to 59.3%. The major risk factors identified were husband's alcohol abuse, women justifying the violence inflicted on then, low educational levels of both women and men, dowry issues, age difference between the spouses and termination of a previous pregnancy. It is evident from the review that urban slum women experience persistent violence.

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