Condemning violence without rejecting sexism?: Exploring how young men understand intimate partner violence in Ecuador
2012 (English)In: Global health action, ISSN 1654-9880, Vol. 5, 1-12 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Background: This study aims to explore young men's understanding of intimate partner violence (IPV) in Ecuador, examining similarities and differences between how ordinary and activist young men conceptualize IPV against women. Methods: We conducted individual interviews and focus group discussions (FGDs) with 35 young men - five FGDs and five interviews with ordinary young men, and 11 interviews with activists - and analysed the data generated using qualitative content analysis. Results: Among the ordinary young men the theme 'too much gender equality leads to IPV' emerged, while among the activists the theme 'gender inequality is the root of IPV'. Although both groups in our study rejected IPV, their positions differed, and we claim that this is relevant. While activists considered IPV as rooted in gender inequality, ordinary young men understood it as a response to the conflicts generated by increasing gender equality and women's attempts to gain autonomy.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2012. Vol. 5, 1-12 p.
intimate partner violence, qualitative content analysis, gender, masculinities, gender equality, machismo, Ecuador
Gender Studies Public Health, Global Health, Social Medicine and Epidemiology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-57447DOI: 10.3402/gha.v5i0.18049ISI: 000305702000001OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-57447DiVA: diva2:541707