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Violence Against Women. 2014 Jul;20(7):869-88. doi: 10.1177/1077801214543383. Epub 2014 Jul 18.

Indonesian men's perceptions of violence against women.

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1
University of Newcastle, Callaghan, New South Wales, Australia Pamela.Nilan@newcastle.edu.au.
2
Universitas Sebelas Maret, Solo, Indonesia.
3
University of Queensland, St. Lucia, Australia.
4
University of Newcastle, Callaghan, New South Wales, Australia.

Abstract

This article explores male perceptions and attitudes toward violence against women in Indonesia. It analyzes interview data from Indonesian men collected as part of a large multimethod Australian government-funded project on masculinities and violence in two Asian countries. Reluctance to talk about violence against women was evident, and the accounts of those men who did respond referred to three justificatory discourses: denial, blaming the victim, and exonerating the male perpetrator. The findings support continuation of government and nongovernmental organization (NGO) projects aimed at both empowering women and reeducating men.

KEYWORDS:

Indonesia; violence; women

PMID:
25037602
DOI:
10.1177/1077801214543383
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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