Domestic violence since dark ages till pandemic impacting the lives of women: Analyzing through the lens of ethical, Islamic and Pakistani legal law perspectives
Background: Domestic violence is a public health issue across the globe. Almost one-third of women who have been in a relationship report that they have experienced some form of violence by their intimate partner in their lifetime. Domestic violence is viewed as a prevalent social and public health issue in Pakistan. Domestic violence includes intimate partner violence such as sexual or physical violence.
Case presentation: In this paper, domestic violence a real-life case scenario has been examined and analyzed from the lens of ethical, Islamic, and Pakistani law perspectives. Domestic violence's ethical and moral aspect has been studied in light of Kantian and ethical theories.
Management & Results: Domestic violence is not only disrespecting women’s fundamental right to live, but it is also harming them in physical, social, mental and psychological aspects of health. Islam has completely forbidden any violence against women and encouraged men to be kind and respectful towards them.
Conclusion: This paper reveals the case study encountered, the position taken, supported by the ethical principles, the arguments and counter-arguments for examining domestic violence. Lastly, it is an individual's and our society's responsibility to work for the safety and promotion of women's empowerment in every stage of life.
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