Violence Against Women in Hong Kong: Results of the International Violence Against Women Survey

Brigitte Bouhours, Roderic Broadhurst

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In Hong Kong, nearly 1,300 women participated by telephone in the International Violence Against Women Survey in 2006. One in five respondents had experienced violence since age 16. Sexual violence (13.4%) was more frequent than physical violence (11.7%). Women were more likely to be abused by men they knew (13.5%) than by strangers (8%). Compared with other surveyed countries, Hong Kong recorded among the lowest rates of violence by both intimate partners and non-partners. These results suggest that cultural influences linked to the interaction of modernization and some protective factors found in the adherence to traditional Chinese values are relevant.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1311-1329
Number of pages19
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2015
Externally publishedYes


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