Intimate Partner Physical Violence Among Women in Shimelba Refugee Camp, Northern Ethiopia


Feseha, Girmatsion, Abebe G/mariam, and Mulusew Gerbaba. 2012. “Intimate Partner Physical Violence among Women in Shimelba Refugee Camp, Northern Ethiopia.” BMC Public Health 12 (1): 125. 

Authors: Girmatsion Feseha, Abebe G/mariam, Mulusew Gerbaba


Domestic violence has unwanted effects on the physical and psychological well-being of women, which have been recognized globally as an important public health problem. Violence perpetrated by intimate partner is one form of domestic violence, a serious human rights abuse and a public health issue, among refugees owing to its substantial consequences for women's physical, mental and reproductive health problems. Because the incidents are under-reported, the true scale of the problem is unknown and unexamined among refugee women in Ethiopia. Thus, this study aim to assess the magnitude of intimate partner physical violence and associated factors among women in Shimelba refugee camp, Northern Ethiopia.

Keywords: Intimate partner violence, risk factors, Ethiopia, refugee camp

Topics: Displacement & Migration, Refugees, Refugee/IDP Camps, Domestic Violence, Gender, Women, Gender-Based Violence, Health, Mental Health, Reproductive Health, Violence Regions: Africa, East Africa Countries: Ethiopia

Year: 2012

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