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Domestic Violence: Pakistan
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Pakistan is a strongly patriarchal society where male power manifests itself in a high incidence of domestic violence. Violence takes a variety of forms, some of which are common across cultures, as well as other forms of violence that are rooted in traditional customary practices such as so-called honor kil…

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Critelli, Filomena M., “Domestic Violence: Pakistan”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 02 October 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_001453>
First published online: 2013

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