Transnational feminist analysis of intimate partner violence in South Asia: A scoping review

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Intimate partner violence
Scoping review
South Asia
Domestic abuse
Community interventions
Support systems

Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) has been recognized as a global public health concern affecting millions of people across the world. Women in South Asian countries of India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh are increasingly vulnerable to physical, sexual, and emotional abuse. The purpose of this study is to conduct a scoping review of the literature on the available interventions and support systems provided to survivors of IPV through a Transnational Feminist lens. This thesis offers a critical and grounded engagement with literature from South Asia that challenges a Western centered understanding of women from ‘Third World’ cultures and underscores the importance of feminist engagement with larger structures that keep women disempowered. This thesis details the search methods, inclusion criteria and the summary of results.12 articles were included for final analysis. Due to the growing epidemic of IPV and the limited literature available on this issue, specifically examining the impact of interventions and support systems on survivors of IPV, the findings of this review support the need for an examination of systemic injustices impacting women and increased collaboration across sectors for a unified response to IPV.

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Alanaise Goodwill
Education: Faculty of Education
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(Thesis) M.A.