Experiences of Domestic Violence among Newly Arrived Afghan Women in Australia, a Qualitative Study

Afrouz, Zobeideh, Crisp, Beth and Taket, Ann 2020, Experiences of Domestic Violence among Newly Arrived Afghan Women in Australia, a Qualitative Study, The British Journal of Social Work, pp. 1-22, doi: 10.1093/bjsw/bcaa143.

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Title Experiences of Domestic Violence among Newly Arrived Afghan Women in Australia, a Qualitative Study
Author(s) Afrouz, ZobeidehORCID iD for Afrouz, Zobeideh orcid.org/0000-0002-4064-8931
Crisp, BethORCID iD for Crisp, Beth orcid.org/0000-0001-7863-4482
Taket, AnnORCID iD for Taket, Ann orcid.org/0000-0002-0971-5884
Journal name The British Journal of Social Work
Start page 1
End page 22
Total pages 22
Publisher Oxford University Press
Place of publication Oxford, Eng.
Publication date 2020
ISSN 0045-3102
1468-263X
Summary The voice of Afghan women has been little heard, particularly in Australia and other western societies, despite the considerable number living in those societies. The main aim of this study was to understand Afghan women’s experiences of domestic violence and their perceptions about the extent of domestic violence among the Afghan community in Australia. The study involved semi-structured interviews with twenty-one Afghan women who had been living in Australia between six months and ten years. The interviews were conducted in either Farsi (Persian) or English according to participant’s preferences. Interviews were audio recorded and transcribed verbatim. An inductive analysis of the data was used to explore details and build main themes. Some women spoke about their experiences of domestic violence, mainly psychological and emotional violence. Although women insisted that domestic violence was prevalent and widespread in both contexts, many remarked that Afghan women were less vulnerable to physical violence in Australia than in Afghanistan. This article concludes with a number of implications for social work practice based on the study findings.
Notes Article in Press
Language eng
DOI 10.1093/bjsw/bcaa143
Indigenous content off
Field of Research 1607 Social Work
1608 Sociology
1701 Psychology
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30146138

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