Journal of Family Violence

, 23:777 | Cite as

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



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 women Togo Africa 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of SociologyUniversity of North TexasDentonUSA

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