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Domestic Violence: Iran and Afghanistan
(2,002 words)

In this entry the phrase domestic violence is used to describe a variety of actions and omissions that occur in different family relationships. These include incidents of physical attack and/or psychological or mental violence (Davis 1994, Martin 1979, Viano 1992).

As far as Iran and Afghanistan are concerned, literature on the subject is scarce and field studies very recent in Iran and practically non-existent in Afghanistan. There exist no statisti…

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Nassehi-Behnam, Vida, “Domestic Violence: Iran and Afghanistan”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 04 March 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0075e>
First published online: 2009

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