Women form the majority of the world’s poor, and their social and economic empowerment is a central tenet of development programming. Violence by an intimate partner (IPV) is prevalent globally, and there are ongoing debates about whether women’s empowerment increases or reduces women’s risk of IPV. Our research in Tanzania explored this question in Dar Es Salaam (DES) and Mbeya. Working with the Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences (MUHAS), the authors conducted a systematic review with detailed analysis of household data on violence, complemented by qualitative interviews with poor women and men.
Watts, Charlotte et al, (2010), Contested development?: intimate partner violence and women’s employment in urban and rural Tanzania, ESRC End of Award Report, RES-167-25-0422. ESRC,Swindon, UK.