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Case Study: Domestic Violence of an Elderly Migrant Woman in Turkey

  • Gülbu Tanriverdi
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Abstract

Fatma is a 67-year-old Kurdish Muslim woman, who practices in the Shafi’i Muslim sect. She is married with three children and literate and works as a housewife. Fatma’s husband is 70 years old, Kurdish, and also practices in the Shafi’i Muslim sect. He completed his primary school education. Fatma and her husband were both born and raised in a village located in the easternmost part of Turkey. This is also where they married and had their children. Forty-five years ago, Fatma and her husband and children migrated to an urban area in western Turkey due to financial reasons. Fatma’s husband was a construction foreman. Because the weather in eastern Turkey is cold and snowy in winters, it was impossible for construction workers to find a permanent job year-round. However, the climate conditions were appropriate for construction in almost every season when they moved to their new location in western Turkey.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Canakkale School of Health, Terzioglu CampusCanakkale Onsekiz Mart UniversityCanakkaleTurkey

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