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6.4% women have experienced spousal violence in Nagaland

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By Livine Khrozhoh Updated: Feb 23, 2022 6:26 pm
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Dimapur, Feb. 23 (EMN):
Around 6.4% of married women in Nagaland aged between 18 and 49 have experienced spousal violence, according to the National Family Health Survey 2019-21 (NFHS-5).

The survey revealed that 5.2 % of married women from urban areas and 7% married women from rural areas have experienced spousal violence.

It stated that 1.6% women aged 18-29 (2.4% urban areas and 1.3% from rural areas) also experienced sexual violence by age 18.

Under the women’s empowerment category, the survey also showed that 99.2% of married women usually participated in three household decisions, 23.6% of women worked in the last 12 years and were paid in cash, 26.9% of women owned a house or land, 63.7% women had a bank or saving accounts that they themselves used and 80% of women (15-24 years) used hygienic methods of protection during their menstrual market.

NFHS-5 provides information on population, health, and nutrition for each state and union territory, and also includes topics such as preschool education, disability, and access to a toilet facility, death registration and others.

NFHS-5 fieldwork for Nagaland was conducted by Research Development Initiative Pvt. Ltd. While the survey was gathered from 10,112 households, 9,694 women and 1,456 men.

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By Livine Khrozhoh Updated: Feb 23, 2022 6:26:17 pm