By Shamita Das Dasgupta, Sharmila Rudrappa, Bandana Purkayastha, Professor Anitha Venkataramain-Kothari, Professor Ruksana Ayyub, Professor Bidya Ranjeet, Professor Sandeep Hunjan, Professor Shelagh Towson, Professor Maunica Sthanki, Professor Diya Kallivaya
Whilst South Asians immigrated to the U.S. in nice numbers within the Seventies, they have been passionately pushed to accomplish monetary balance and socialize the following new release to hold the traditions of their domestic tradition. in the course of those years, the immigrant neighborhood went to nice lengths to undertaking an impeccable public snapshot by way of denying the life of social difficulties comparable to household violence, sexual attack, baby sexual abuse, psychological sickness, racism, and intergenerational clash. It was once no longer until eventually lately that activist teams have labored to convey those matters out into the open.In physique facts, greater than twenty students and public healthiness execs discover the original demanding situations confronted by way of sufferers of violence in intimate areas . . . inside households, groups and relied on relationships in South Asian American groups. issues comprise cultural obsession with women's chastity and virginity; the continuing silence surrounding intimate violence between ladies who determine themselves as lesbian, bisexual, or transgender; the effects of refusing marriage proposals or failing to satisfy dowry calls for; and, finally, the ways that the us courts usually confuse and exacerbate the plights of those ladies.
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Her own sense of physical beauty and the personal worth that she attaches to it becomes heavily inﬂuenced by her husband’s viewpoint. All of the women cited in these studies explained that they tried to entice their husbands and win their love, often apologizing for making them angry and violent. The justiﬁcations indicate that the victims tend to view themselves through the lens of their abusers. Such a perspective makes it all the more difﬁcult for battered South Asian women to leave abusive relationships.
Effective communication and understanding can only occur if her attorney and counselor have full understanding of the cultural perceptions and duties that she cannot separate from. When South Asian women approach mainstream service providers, they are faced with communication problems around language and an understanding of cultural context (Preisser ). It is important for agencies working with South Asian women to provide legal and psychological assistance that is sensitive to the woman’s social position.
However, for a woman faced with domestic violence and needing help to leave an abusive marriage, the system offers strong resistance. This chapter highlights some of the obstacles south Asian Muslim women face from their religion, culture, and families in ameliorating domestic violence. I write this article as an insider, a psychotherapist, who is concerned not only with the aftermath of ⁄ but also with violence against women in the South Asian Muslim community. This essay is based on my work as a member of a committee for the prevention of domestic violence in the Muslim community and a native informant, drawing from my personal experiences of South Asian Muslim cultures.