Analysis of Violence Against Women Act and the South Asian Immigrants in the United States

Shreya Bhandari

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.

Keywords


South Asian immigrant women; domestic violence; Violence Against Women Act

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