New Delhi: March 07, 2011
Nearly one in four Indian men has committed sexual violence at some point in their lives and one in five has forced his wife or partner to have sex. The findings of a recent International Men and Gender Equality Survey reflect a new low for Indian men. Only 2% Brazilian males and less than 9% of men in Chile, Croatia, Mexico and Rwanda were found to have indulged in sexual violence. The survey was conducted in six developing countries. Researchers from the International Centre for Research on Women and Instituto Promundo in Brazil interviewed over 8,000 men and 3,500 women, aged 18 to 59, from these countries. Indians were ranked last on the ‘gender equitable men’ scale, given that only 17% qualified to the ‘highly equitable’ category.
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