Association Among Father Involvement, Partner Violence, and Paternal Health: UN Multi-Country Cross-Sectional Study on Men and Violence
American Journal of Preventative Medicine
The Director of The Equality Institute Dr Emma Fulu, co-authored the research paper Association Among Father Involvement, Partner Violence and Paternal Health: UN Multi-Country Cross-Sectional Study on Men and Violence, which was published in the 2017 American Journal of Preventative Medicine.
‘The paper investigates the aspects of father involvement during pregnancy, birth and baby care, and how this relates to intimate partner violence and paternal health in an Asia Pacific context. The study analysed data from the 2011-2012 UN Multi-Country Cross-Sectional Study on Men and Violence which surveyed both men and women from Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea and Sri Lanka.
The study set out to address the shortcomings of existing literature on the influence of father involvement on intimate partner violence against women and men’s health. Findings suggest that if relevant institutions, including governments, made a concerted effort to institute and implement family-friendly policies that promote greater father involvement in childrearing, this could reduce intimate partner violence and improve family wellbeing and child development.