A web model of domestic violence and abuse in muslim communities—a multi perspective IPA approach

Chowdhury, R. and Winder, B. ORCID: 0000-0002-9118-679X, 2022. A web model of domestic violence and abuse in muslim communities—a multi perspective IPA approach. Social Sciences, 11 (8): 354. ISSN 2076-0760

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This paper brings together two qualitative studies exploring how domestic violence and abuse (DVA) manifests within UK Muslim communities. Study one was conducted with UK-based Muslim female survivors of DVA (n = 10). Study two was conducted with UK professionals working in a supportive capacity with both DVA victims/survivors and those perpetrating abuse within Muslim communities (n = 9). Through a multi-perspective interpretative phenomenological lens, the two data sets were analysed for overarching themes. These themes were subsequently used to develop a graphical representation of the findings. The resulting outcome was the web model of DVA. The model identifies the trajectories and interactions at four levels in relation to DVA in Mus-lim communities. It is argued that this model has increased capacity for understanding the extended nature of how DVA manifests for UK Muslim communities, with a particular emphasis on the active role of faith and additional nuances often missed by singular methodological approaches. The model is recommended for use by services as a means toward individually tailored client care. Recommendations are made in relation to inclusive and decolonial approaches within gender-related violence research relating to minority communities in the UK.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: Social Sciences
Creators: Chowdhury, R. and Winder, B.
Publisher: MDPI
Date: 8 August 2022
Volume: 11
Number: 8
ISSN: 2076-0760
Rights: Copyright: © 2022 by the authors. Licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland. This article is an open access article distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) license (https://creativecommons. org/licenses/by/4.0/).
Divisions: Schools > School of Social Sciences
Record created by: Jonathan Gallacher
Date Added: 10 Aug 2022 08:27
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2022 08:27
URI: https://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/46851

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