Completed Project

Assessment of Alcohol Situation in Urban Sphere: In Context of Violence against Women in Private and Public Spaces

Agency : Family Health International 360

Team Nutan Jain, Arindam Das, Vidya Bhushan Tripathi, Priyanka Sharma, Kailash Prajapati

IIHMR has been subcontracted by Family Health International - FHI360 for conducting DFID supported research study entitled Assessment of Alcohol Situation in Urban Sphere: in the Context of Violence against Women in Private and Public spaces in the state of Madhya Pradesh. The purpose of the study was to examine the linkage between alcohol and violence against women and also to understand the existing scenario of alcohol use and violence against women for preparing guidelines for making policy to prevent violence against women. The objectives of the study were:

  • To better understand the relationship between alcohol consumption and violence against women;
  • To understand the patterns of sale, purchase and consumption of alcohol at the community level; and
  • To review the existing state of alcohol policies and regulatory mechanisms to make recommendations.

The study was conducted in two urban cities of Madhya Pradesh, Bhopal and Jabalpur. The target population for gathering evidence consisted of married men and women who are 18 years or above including government officials, NGO workers, and staff of alcohol outlets, doctors, drivers and others.


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