Strategies and recommendations for prevention and control of domestic violence against women in Pakistan

Tazeen Saeed Ali, Nasir Khan

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Abstract

Domestic violence is highly prevalent in Pakistan. This paper proposes the strategies based on literature review, for the prevention and control of domestic violence. The reported causes for domestic violence against women include women's low educational levels, low empowerment, and least opportunities to indulge in political activities; wrong interpretations of religious, traditional and cultural norms in the society; poverty; dowry system; women's suppressed autonomy and males' addiction to alcohol. Through this article, we have attempted to highlight the need to recognize the domestic violence against women as an important issue and to enhance educational and health facilities for the prevention and control of violence with combined awareness programs including non governmental organizations through stake holders. Furthermore, comprehensive laws need to be developed and enforcement against dowry and alcohol abuse is required in low income countries like Pakistan.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)27-32
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of the Pakistan Medical Association
Volume57
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2007

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