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Domestic Violence: Central Asia
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By tradition in the Central Asian region boys are regarded as the bearers of the family line, while girls are temporary members of the family and the community. Thus boys and girls have a different social status and are educated in different ways. As research has demonstrated (Karasaeva 1996), the second-class status of women is fixed in the social consciousness, characterized by scorn for women that begins even before they are born. The result of research conducted by the OSCE (Organization for…

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Tokhtakhodjaeva, Marfua and Kadirova, Almaz, “Domestic Violence: Central Asia”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 02 April 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0075d>
First published online: 2009

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