The Challenges in Tracing and Minimizing the Domestic Violence Cases During COVID-19: A Comparative Study of the Maldives, Malaysia and Pakistan
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Keywords

Domestic Violence
Covid-19
Malaysia
Pakistan
Maldives
Government Efforts

How to Cite

Khan, H. A., Rasheed, K., Dastagir, G., Faroq, M., & Saeed, N. (2021). The Challenges in Tracing and Minimizing the Domestic Violence Cases During COVID-19: A Comparative Study of the Maldives, Malaysia and Pakistan. Asia Proceedings of Social Sciences, 8(2), 107-111. https://doi.org/10.31580/apss.v8i2.1908

Abstract

Family violence is a worldwide endemic since long even before the Coronavirus epidemic and the greatest human rights violation as per the United Nations. The vulnerability with worldwide pandemic has worsened the issue when States implemented lockdown policies caused a significant increase in domestic violence cases. The exceptional increase in domestic violence cases during Covid-19 mark an urgent call of action from the States. This study aims to examine the reasons for the increasing number of cases and the methods taken by the stakeholder in handling this issue through tracing and minimize the impact and thereafter to resolve the issue in South Asian and Fareast countries i.e. the Maldives, Pakistan and Malaysia. This paper adopts the qualitative research method in collecting data. The available data evidently specify an alarming flow in family violence cases during Covid-19. This study confirmed that the state interventions to deal with the social problem are inadequate. Growing unemployment and financial stress, increased anxiety and poor state resources have set a provoking family violence emergency. Furthermore, States faces serious challenges to tackle such issue due to lack of coordination among public departments and stakeholders. This study will recommend that strong policy initiatives are essential to address such issue when victims of violence are in quarantine.

https://doi.org/10.31580/apss.v8i2.1908
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