Acceptability of Violence Against Women Among the Roma Population in Spain

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Title: Acceptability of Violence Against Women Among the Roma Population in Spain
Authors: Vives-Cases, Carmen | La Parra-Casado, Daniel | Gil-González, Diana | Caballero, Pablo
Research Group/s: Salud Pública | Investigación en Género (IG) | Observatorio Europeo de Tendencias Sociales (OBETS) | Grupo Balmis de Investigación en Salud Comunitaria e Historia de la Ciencia
Center, Department or Service: Universidad de Alicante. Departamento de Enfermería Comunitaria, Medicina Preventiva y Salud Pública e Historia de la Ciencia | Universidad de Alicante. Departamento de Sociología II
Keywords: Intimate partner violence | Roma population | Social perception | Socioeconomic factors | Health equity
Knowledge Area: Medicina Preventiva y Salud Pública | Sociología | Enfermería
Issue Date: 24-Oct-2018
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Citation: Journal of Interpersonal Violence. 2018. doi:10.1177/0886260518807910
Abstract: Acceptability of violence against women (VAW) is a key dimension in addressing this social problem, given its influence on both the violent conduct of aggressors and the decisions of affected women. This study analyzes, for the first time, the magnitude of acceptability of VAW and associated factors in the Roma population in Spain. The Roma population is the largest ethnocultural minority in Europe. Data were analyzed from the Spanish National Health Survey of the Roma Population of 2014, a survey of 1,167 people identified as members of the Roma community. The results indicate that 70.9% of those surveyed completely reject VAW, with lower probability of acceptability among women than men (odds ratio [OR]: 0.66; 95% confidence interval [CI]: [0.51, 0.86]). There is also a decrease in probability as income increases, in people who identify themselves as evangelical (OR: 0.5; 95% CI: [0.36, 0.71]) and among those who report being acquainted with a battered woman (OR: 0.68; 95% CI: [0.48, 0.97]), similarly in women and men. It has to be highlighted that the observed associations between socioeconomic conditions and acceptability of VAW should be considered when designing strategies for raising awareness about the consequences of VAW for the Roma population.
Sponsor: This work was funded by the Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness of Spain, FEDER Funds (“National Health Survey to Roma Population 2013-2014,” Project Ref. PI12/00842), and Ministry of Health, Social Services and Equality of Spain, Carlos III Health Institute.
ISSN: 0886-2605 (Print) | 1552-6518 (Online)
DOI: 10.1177/0886260518807910
Language: eng
Type: info:eu-repo/semantics/article
Rights: © The Author(s) 2018
Peer Review: si
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