Intimate Partner Violence and Role of Alcohol
Dr. Renu Yadav

The basic argument of present paper is that a paradigm shift is dire need of time to evaluate the mainstream approaches which tend to focus overwhelmingly on the myth that the best approach for woman to be safe is being with a partner. Recent happenings and reports compel us to rethink and judiciously judge the traditional norms. However, voices of women are mostly unheard and not believed when it comes for intimate partner. Increasing intimate partner violence in the society forcefully asserts that intimate partner violence should be considered. Due consideration and weightage should be given to the factors associated with intimate partner violence as masculinity and more importantly consumption of alcohol. The structural deep rooted analysis is required to find the cause and effect of such violence. The author found that in a state like Haryana intimate partner violence is generally associated with the consumption of alcohol.

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