Centro de Documentação da PJ
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CD 335
HOSAIN, Sajjad, e outro
Abusive behaviors [Recurso eletrónico] : long-term forced quarantine and intimate partner violence during Covid-19 outbreak / Sajjad Hosain, Umma Jakia
The Journal of Adult Protection, Vol. 25, n.º 4 (2023), p. 227-243
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Purpose – As Covid-19 became a pandemic, numerous people were forced to stay at home, leading to increased intimate partner violence (IPV) in many countries, particularly in developing and least developed ones. This paper aims to highlight the IPV based on 15 different cases formed from the practical evidence of five developing countries. Design/methodology/approach – The authors interviewed 15 women from five countries who were the victims of IPV during the early periods of Covid-19 outbreak. Due to geographical remoteness, the authors conducted informal telephone interviews to collect the participants’ personal experiences. The conversations were recorded with participants’ permission; afterwards, the authors summarized participants’ experiences into 15 different cases without revealing their original identities (instead, disguised names were used). Findings – It was revealed that the women were the primary victims of such violence, particularly from their intimate partners (husbands). In most cases, such IPV, as reported by the interviewees, originated or increased after the pandemic when they were forced to stay at home, losing their partners’ jobs or income sources. Originality/value – The authors summarized the causes of IPV and put forward a few action recommendations based on the interviewees’ practical experience and existing literature. This paper will open a new window for research investigations on IPV during emergencies such as Covid-19 outbreak.