New Study Finds Decade of Cultural Change Has Influenced Domestic Violence Worldwide
Tuesday, May 14, 2013 2:50 PM

A new study, based on the investigation of connections between global cultural views and individual attitudes, found that changes in global norms on attitudes toward domestic violence are reaching societies worldwide. The author found that during the first decade of the 2000’s, “…women in 23 of the 26 countries studied became more likely to reject intimate partner violence as a justifiable form of social control.” The study found that this was true for women of all ages, with different levels of education, who lived in rural or urban areas. The author noted that public awareness of norms regarding domestic violence started in the mid-90s and increased in the next decade.