The best countries for gender equality may also have a domestic violence problem from The Washington Post, 06/10/2016

Friday, June 10, 2016

img-icon-news“…as a new report points out, the Nordic countries appear to have a disproportionate and perplexing amount of domestic violence, or intimate partner violence (IPV), against women.

Investigating what they refer to as the “Nordic paradox,” Enrique Gracia of the University of Valencia and Juan Merlo of the University of Lund write that they found a surprising lack of research on the subject. Their paper, published in the Social Science and Medicine journal, not only examines the problem but also suggests how a better understanding of this paradox could hold crucial lessons about violence against women.”

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