Nordic countries: Highest in gender equality and intimate partner violence against women

Posted by on June 7, 2016 3:30 pm
Categories: health

The Nordic countries are the most gender equal nations in the world, but at the same time, they also have a disproportionately high rate of intimate partner violence against women. This is perplexing because logically violence against women would be expected to drop as women gained equal status in a society. A new study explores this contradictory situation, which has been labeled the ‘Nordic paradox.’

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