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Domestic Violence in the South Asian Muslim Immigrant Population in the United States


This paper describes the phenomenon of domestic violence in the South Asian Muslim population living in the United States. Religion, culture, and family play significant and positive roles in the lives of South Asian women. This paper highlights some of the problematic areas in which these institutions are not responding to the needs of women. These findings are based upon the author's work in a committee for the prevention of domestic violence in the Muslim community and upon personal experience of the South Asian culture.

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Ayyub, R. Domestic Violence in the South Asian Muslim Immigrant Population in the United States. Journal of Social Distress and the Homeless 9, 237–248 (2000).

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