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A study of domestic violence among the South Asian in Hong Kong

Tonsing, Jenny C. (2010) A study of domestic violence among the South Asian in Hong Kong. International Journal of Interdisciplinary Social Sciences, 5 (1). pp. 368-375. ISSN 1833-1882

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Background and Purpose: Domestic violence is a widespread social and legal problem around the world and occurs in all social groups regardless of age, education, religion, economic status, ethnicity, or cultural identity. Violence against women is a growing problem as a human rights issue at the international level. While there have been research conducted to explore and understand domestic violence among Chinese women in Hong Kong, including the establishment of a special commission, “The Women’s Commission,” to address women’s issues, however, this does not extend to ethnic minority women in Hong Kong. Although South Asians have lived in Hong Kong for decades, there have been no studies conducted to examine domestic violence among the ethnic minorities (The Hong Kong Council of Social Service, March 2008). For the purpose of this study, the South Asian women refer to Pakistani, Nepalese and Indian immigrants living in Hong Kong. Methods: The exploratory method study can help in understanding the study participants’ experiences with domestic violence. Implications: Findings from this study can help improve policies and services that are culturally sensitive and appropriate, aimed at reducing domestic violence among ethnic minorities in Hong Kong.

Item Type: Journal Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Arts, Law and Education (FALE) > School of Social Sciences
Depositing User: Jenny Tonsing
Date Deposited: 03 Feb 2016 23:16
Last Modified: 13 Dec 2016 23:38

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