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Analysis of Violence Against Women Act and South Asian Immigrants in the United States
Advances in Social Work
  • Shreya Bhandari, Wright State University - Main Campus
Document Type
Article
Publication Date
1-1-2008
Abstract
The issue of domestic violence among South Asian immigrant population in the United States is examined in the light of the Violence Against Women Act. The paper gives a background to the issue of domestic violence in the South Asian community and examines the Violence Against Women Acts of 1994, 2000 and 2005 with regard to issues affecting South Asian women. It addresses issues around marriage and has emphasized the difficulties of women with dependent immigration status. Policy alternatives are examined and discussed with regard to efficacy and efficiency of the policy.
Citation Information
Shreya Bhandari. "Analysis of Violence Against Women Act and South Asian Immigrants in the United States" Advances in Social Work Vol. 9 Iss. 1 (2008) p. 44 - 50 ISSN: 1527-8565
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/shreya_bhandari/17/