Study sheds light on violence against women with Maternal Disabilities
This study sheds light on the issue of violence against women who are suffering from complications related to pregnancy and childbirth.
The study highlighted the inability of these women to perform household chores and sexually satisfying their husbands as major causes behind violence. Researchers believed the overarching problem may be the subordinate role of women in society, particularly in the rural setting. They recommended steps to empower women socially and economically as a way out of this situation.
The study was conducted in Matlab, Chandpur, Bangladesh from November 2006 – July 2008 by a research team comprising of Ruchira T. Naved, Lauren S. Blum, Sadia Chowdhury, Rasheda Khan, Sayeda Bilkis and Marge Koblinsky. It was undertaken with funds from USAID.
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