Domestic and gender violence manifest differently across communities: prevalence and incidence rates, attitudes to domestic violence and help-seeking, culturally rooted types of abuses, and traditional norms for women and men, vary. This factsheet on violence and help seeking in Muslim communities includes:

  • Census data on demographics and English proficiency
  • Statistics on domestic violence and other forms of abuse
  • Resources such as links to translated materials and national/international service directories
  • Lifetime Spiral of Gender Violence, in English and Farsi

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