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Domestic Violence: Arab States
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Domestic violence – acts of violence between two individuals who have had an intimate or a family relationship – encompasses physical, sexual, psychological, economic, and verbal aggression between men and women, brothers and sisters, parents and their children. According to the United Nations Declaration on the Elimination of Violence against Women, domestic abuse includes: “battering, sexual abuse of female children in the household, dowry-related violence, marital rape, female genital mutilat…

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Hessini, Leila, “Domestic Violence: Arab States”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 03 February 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0075a>
First published online: 2009

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