Barriers to disclosing and reporting violence among women in Pakistan: findings from a national household survey and focus group discussions.

@article{Andersson2010BarriersTD,
  title={Barriers to disclosing and reporting violence among women in Pakistan: findings from a national household survey and focus group discussions.},
  author={Neil Andersson and Anne Cockcroft and Umaira Ansari and Khalid H. Omer and Noor Ansari and Amir Nawaz Khan and Ubaid Ullah Chaudhry},
  journal={Journal of interpersonal violence},
  year={2010},
  volume={25 11},
  pages={
          1965-85
        }
}
Worldwide, many women who experience domestic violence keep their experience secret. Few report to official bodies. In a national survey of abuse against women in Pakistan, we examined factors related to disclosure: women who had experienced physical violence telling someone about it. In focus groups, we explored why women do not report domestic violence. Nearly one third of the 23,430 women interviewed had experienced physical violence. Only 35% of them had told anyone about it, almost always… CONTINUE READING

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