Displacement and Domestic Violence among Rohingya Refugees: Nepal
Minakshi Keeni

This paper discussesthe effects of displacement on Rohingya refugees' perceptions for justification of domestic violence. The risk of domestic violence increases during displacement, especially for refugees and other forced migrants. One hundred fifty-two respondents were interviewed at the Rohingya camps in Kapan, Nepal. Multiple Linear Regression was then used to analyse the data. Income-generating activities of Rohingya refugees post displacement were identified as a significant effect of displacement. Compared to females, male respondents found domestic violence to be justified in all scenarios, except that of when she argues with her husband, with a majority agreeing with domestic violence being justified in the case of women earning.However, our findings suggest a low domestic violence justification score when both men and women have an income andshare decisionmaking. Hence, it is recommended that equal opportunities for income generation for both genders, along with sensitization programmes concerning women earning, be introduced to reduce domestic violence.

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