Perspectives on domestic violence: case study from Karachi, Pakistan.

  title={Perspectives on domestic violence: case study from Karachi, Pakistan.},
  author={Fauziah Rabbani and Fozia Qureshi and Nadeem Hasan Rizvi},
  journal={Eastern Mediterranean health journal = La revue de sante de la Mediterranee orientale = al-Majallah al-sihhiyah li-sharq al-mutawassit},
  volume={14 2},
There is no adequate profile of domestic violence in Pakistan although this issue is frequently highlighted by the media. This case study used qualitative and quantitative methods to explore the nature and forms of domestic violence, circumstances, impact and coping mechanisms amongst selected women victims in Karachi. Violence was a continuum: all the women reported verbal abuse, often escalating into physical, emotional, sexual and economic abuse. The husband was the most common perpetrator… CONTINUE READING

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