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Intimate partner violence in Pakistan: a systematic review


Author(s) Ali, Parveen Azam, Paul B. Taylor, Elizabeth Croot and Alicia O'Cathain
Title Intimate partner violence in Pakistan: A systematic review
Source Trauma, Violence & Abuse,published online 12 March 2014, pp1-17
Date 2014
Document type Journal article
Coverage Pakistan
Summary This study is a systematic review of the literature on intimate partner violence (IPV) in Pakistan. It was found that four different forms of IPV were identified in various studies: psychological, physical, sexual and economic. The reasons for IPV in Pakistan are also explored, together with predictors of IPV. Only one study explored men's attitudes toward IPV and it was found in this study that the majority of participants believed IPV was a common problem in society. The majority of studies aimed to assess the prevalence of IPV, but a wide variance of prevalence was found in the studies, particularly the prevalence of sexual IPV. Implications for future research are discussed and it is recommended that further research examines the meaning of IPV from the perspective of Pakistani men and women, particularly through qualitative research.
Keywords Intimate partner violence: IPV: domestic violence; predicting domestic violence; prevalence; Pakistan
Topic Domestic violence