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Domestic Violence: Canada
(2,138 words)

Domestic violence remains an issue of concern for Muslim women in Canada as it does for many women in societies worldwide. The specific character of domestic violence among Muslim communities in Canada is strongly shaped by the immigrant status of most members of the Muslim community and by the unique dynamics of the meeting of Islamic culture with Canadian society and culture. To understand the significance of t…

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Azmi, Shaheen Hussain, “Domestic Violence: Canada”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 26 March 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0075b>
First published online: 2009

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