Literature review of male perpetrators of intimate partner violence in South Asia

Bibliography and literature reviews
March 2017
Fiona Samuels and Taveeshi Gupta

This literature review assesses and summarises the available evidence on intimate partner violence (IPV) by male perpetrators, with a specific focus on the South Asia region. Despite variations in definitions, prevalence rates, data collection methods and cultural and geographic settings, the review attempts to contextualise the findings in both the regional and global content to understand the underlying factors of IPV for effective change.  

This review is a key component of a broader study exploring IPV in three focal countries; Bangladesh, Pakistan and Nepal.