Analytic study on alcohol and violence against women: desk review

Analytic study on alcohol and violence against women: desk review

Alcohol consumption plays an important role in the perpetration of violence against women, particularly violence among intimate partners. Alcohol is an important risk factor to address in intervening to reduce violence against women.

Evidence to explore the linkages between alcohol consumption and violence against women in public and private spaces is much needed. In particular evidence is needed to understand how consumption of alcohol is buoyed by existing alcohol policies and its impact on lives of women as important structural factors to set an agenda for policy reform dialogue among diverse stakeholder.

The following review synthesizes evidence from India, as well as across the globe on understanding the linkages between alcohol and violence against women and measures that address these linkages.

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