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Understandings and Perceptions of Domestic Violence Among Newly Arrived Afghan Women in Australia
journal contributionposted on 2021-11-01, 00:00 authored by Rojan AfrouzRojan Afrouz, Beth CrispBeth Crisp, Ann TaketAnn Taket
Women’s perceptions of domestic violence vary across societies and cultures and might change by moving to a new society. This study aims to explore newly arrived Afghan women’s understandings and perceptions of domestic violence and whether they perceive this as acceptable. Semi-structured interviews were conducted with 21 newly arrived Afghan women in Australia. Interviews were audio-recorded, transcribed, and analyzed inductively to generate and organize themes. The findings showed that informants had a sound knowledge and understanding of domestic violence, and many of them identified various forms of violence. Also, informants strongly rejected that violence against women be considered normal or acceptable.