Journal of Family Violence

, 23:777

Types of Violence against Women and Factors Influencing Intimate Partner Violence in Togo (West Africa)


DOI: 10.1007/s10896-008-9203-6

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Moore, A.R. J Fam Viol (2008) 23: 777. doi:10.1007/s10896-008-9203-6


Violence against women has been recognized as an important social and human rights issue that affects all cultures and societies. Although this issue has been more frequently studied in high-income countries, such as the United States, the scholarly research of violence against women in Africa, especially West Africa, has been scarce. Using a representative sample, this study examined violence against women in Togo, particularly the types of violence that Togolese women endure, and factors that affect a Togolese woman’s chance of being victimized by her intimate partner. The findings indicated that Togolese women experienced different forms of violence. Also, some covariates at the individual level significantly affected a woman’s risk of experiencing intimate partner violence. Several policy recommendations have been made.


Violence against womenTogoAfrica

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of SociologyUniversity of North TexasDentonUSA