Author: Rajat Ghai

Domestic violence to rise as subcontinent heats up: Study

Source(s): Down To Earth

Each 1°C increase in the annual mean temperature associated with a mean increase in domestic violence prevalence of 4.4

Domestic violence will rise as temperatures across the Indian subcontinent spike. In fact, such instances are already increasing, according to study published on June 28, 2023 in the journal JAMA Psychiatry.

An international team of researchers from China, Pakistan, Australia, Germany, Tanzania, the United Kingdom and the United States found epidemiological evidence that high ambient temperature may be associated with the risk of Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) against women.

“These findings highlight the vulnerabilities and inequalities of women experiencing IPV in low- and middle-income countries in the context of global climate warming,” the researchers wrote.

The researchers collected data regarding emotional, physical and sexual violence as reported by 194,871 girls and women aged 15-49 from India, Pakistan and Nepal from October 1, 2010, to April 30, 2018.

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