Pages Navigation Menu
eISSN: 2582-0427

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AND ITS CONSEQUENCES ON WOMEN’S HEALTH: A STUDY REFERENCE TO NAMASUDRA COMMUNITY IN DAKSHIN DINAJPUR DISTRICT, WEST BENGAL

Abstract: In India, domestic violence is a very critical sensitive gender issue across all classes, castes, religions and communities on a regular basis which goes unreported. Namasudra Community (a sub Scheduled Caste in the province of Bengal) women are no exception to this violence. Purpose of this study is to propose a framework in investigating the kinds and factors contributing to domestic violence against women and their impact on the health of Namasudra women. It is a cross sectional study covering 410 Namasudra women aged between 15-49 years from eight CD blocks of Dakshin Dinajpur district through a multistage random sampling technique. Analysis shows that the prevalence of domestic violence against Namasudra women was relatively high and women were suffering serious health issues in Dakshin Dinajpur district of West Bengal state. The most visible form of domestic violence was physical injury. The findings of this research could help authorized agencies, policy makers to formulate strategies for regional community development in achieving sustainable lifestyle and well-being.

Keywords:Domestic Violence, Namasudra Women, Health, Education, Mass awareness, Community development.

DOWNLOAD COMPLETE ARTICLE

Views: 145
Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License