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AuthorAl-Ghanim, Kaltham Ali
Available date2017-09-19T11:11:55Z
Publication Date2009-01-15
Publication NameJournal of Middle East Women's Studiesen_US
CitationKaltham Ali Al-Ghanim, "Violence Against Women in Qatari Society." Journal of Middle East Women's Studies (2009). Volume 5, Issue 1: pp. 80-93
AbstractThis study is the first of its kind using field and documentary research sources. While official sources on the subject have proven the limitations of such data, the study uses a field survey of a sample of 2,787 women students at Qatar University representing 4.4% of Qatari females aged 15–64 and 0.4% of non-Qatari females in the same age group. The study provides important indices and conclusions, e.g., a substantial percentage of the participants have experienced violence, with most violence occurring within the family, from family males such as brothers, fathers, or husbands. It also shows that some women were subjected to violence during childhood and adolescence. The study points to the lack of legislation and official organizations to protect women from violence and suggests ways and means of dealing with the problem in Qatari society.
SponsorFormer Supreme Council for Family.
PublisherDuke University Press
SubjectDomestic violence
SubjectVictims of abuse
TitleViolence against women in Qatari Society
Issue Number1
Volume Number5

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