Domestic Violence: Intersection of Culture, Gender and Context


This study examines South Asian women’s experience of domestic violence in Hong Kong. Despite the proliferation of literature on domestic violence, this issue remain unexplored in the discourse of domestic violence in Hong Kong. A qualitative research approach through face to face interview with 14 women was employed. Participants were recruited through purposive and snowball sampling. Findings from this study highlight the importance of considering the social and cultural influence on how women perceived and construct their experiences of abuse.Implications for practice and policies are highlighted.

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Tonsing, J.C. Domestic Violence: Intersection of Culture, Gender and Context. J Immigrant Minority Health 18, 442–446 (2016).

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  • Domestic violence
  • Culture
  • South Asian
  • Hong Kong