Empowerment of women in India is faced with the challenge of ‘violence against women’. As violence in perpetrated against women everywhere, domestic violence by the intimate partner or the partner’s family assumes more importance in addressing the broader of problem of violence against women. In this paper we analyse the factors which perpetrate domestic violence and how it impinges of women empowerment. The first section of this paper gives an introduction to the problem and the second section gives the basic definitions of the IFAM model. In the third section we adapt IFAM model to the problem of domestic violence and finally the fourth section gives the conclusion and suggestions based on our analysis.