Domestic violence and the workplace : Implications On

Mahfoz, Napsiah and Labong, Elicebat Pasan and Saili, Jamayah and Putit, Zabidah (2014) Domestic violence and the workplace : Implications On. In: Proceedings of the National Counseling Conference (CD ROM), 2005: Kuching, Sarawak: Fakulti Sains Kognitif dan Pembangunan Manusia, UNIMAS.. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

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, 2014, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, UNIMAS, universiti, university, Borneo, Malaysia, Sarawak, Kuching, Samarahan, IPTA, education, undergraduate, research
Subjects: A General Works > AC Collections. Series. Collected works
A General Works > AC Collections. Series. Collected works
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Cognitive Sciences and Human Development
Depositing User: Karen Kornalius
Date Deposited: 26 Jun 2014 03:21
Last Modified: 15 Sep 2015 06:18
URI: http://ir.unimas.my/id/eprint/3267

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