Domestic Violence against Women

Saili, Jamayah and Mahfoz,, Napsiah and Labong, Elicabet Pasan and Putit, Zabidah (2014) Domestic Violence against Women. In: Proceedings of the International Conference On Gender and Southeast Asia (pp. 184-190). Bangkok : WARI (Women’s Action and Resource Initiative).

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Domestic violence is a global issue that cuts across cultures and boundaries. Domestic violence needs to be addressed seriously irrespective of the cultural norms of a society that prevents us to recognize the prevalence and widespread existance of this problem. This paper will discuss on domestic violence against women in eastern society. Discussion on the nature of domestic violence is followed by a case study that highlights the pain and anguish suffered by the victims in Malaysia. Focus of analysis in the case study will be on the types of violence against women and coping strategies adopted by the abused in the ‘culture of silence’ as according to Hofstede (1984), traditional Asian values of privacy, honor, self-restraint, harmony, and order. Finally, this paper highlights the importance of empowering women through education and training.

Item Type: Proceeding (Paper)
Additional Information: Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, UNIMAS
Uncontrolled Keywords: Domestic violence, women, unimas, university, universiti, Borneo, Malaysia, Sarawak, Kuching, Samarahan, ipta, education, research, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak
Subjects: A General Works > AC Collections. Series. Collected works
A General Works > AC Collections. Series. Collected works

H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Cognitive Sciences and Human Development
Depositing User: Karen Kornalius
Date Deposited: 26 Jun 2014 03:19
Last Modified: 19 Apr 2016 06:32

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