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IMPACT OF INTIMATE & DOMESTIC VIOLENCE ON IMMIGRANT WOMEN

By Ragavi Palanivel


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Abstract
Violence against women is a prevalent problem around the world. It has a profound and negative impact on women’s ability to live happy and productive lives. Domestic violence (DV) experienced by immigrant women is a public health concern. Separated and divorced women and women on visitor / temporary visas showed the highest risk. The results underscore the value of research partnerships with community-based service agencies in increasing our understanding of DV among immigrant women. If you’re an immigrant, you may be hesitant to seek help out of fear that you will be deported. Language barriers, lack of economic independence and limited social support can increase your isolation and your ability to access resources. Laws in the United States guarantee protection from domestic abuse, regardless of your immigrant status. Free or low-cost resources are available, including lawyers, shelter, and medical care for you and your children. Women may also be eligible for legal protections that allow immigrants who experience domestic violence to stay in the United States. The only way to break the cycle of domestic violence is to take action. Start by telling someone about the abuse, whether it’s a friend, loved one, another close contact.
Keywords
Immigrant women’s health, domestic violence, community non-governmental agency.

TypeResearch Paper
InformationLex Humanitariae: Journal for a Change, Volume II issue IV, Pages 299-315
ISSN 2582-5216
Creative CommonsThis work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.
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