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Title: The position of Islam on domestic violence against women, with particular reference to southern Saudi Arabia
Author: Aseere, Salha
ISNI:       0000 0004 9358 6759
Awarding Body: University of Birmingham
Current Institution: University of Birmingham
Date of Award: 2019
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The aim of this study is to investigate the phenomenon of domestic violence in the southern province of Saudi Arabia in order to understand the phenomenon and to identify its triggers. The study will help the social and governmental institutions of the southern province of Saudi Arabia to understand the phenomenon more clearer. Moreover, the study provides several recommendations regarding the ways in which the society can combat this phenomenon. At the initial stage, the study identified the relevant literature in the literature review chapters, namely: the theory of domestic violence, the status of women in Islam and Saudi Society. After the initial stage, the study identified the research methodology, which presents the nature of the primary data that was collected, the method the study used to collect the primary data, and the way in which the data was analysed. This stage was followed by the data collection stage. In this stage, the primary data was collected from three different protection institutions that are located in three different cities. The primary data was collected by distributing surveys to the victims of abuse, and assistance was provided to these victims to help them in filling out these surveys as some of them are not educated. The outcome of the data collection phase is two different sets of primary data. The first set of data could be quantified, which helped the researcher to capture these data in separated tables. This quantifying process has helped the researcher to analyse the data and provide a dialogue between the primary data and the literature that the study identified. The other set of the primary data is qualitative data, which was identified and presented in the form of comments that were taken from the victims of abuse. The comments were read, coded and then each set of data were organised under a suitable title that fits the nature of the primary data. Afterwards, the data was presented and a dialectical process took place between the primary data and the relevant literature to each section (or subsection). The final chapter is devoted to the summary of the data analysis, the findings, and the recommendations of the study. The recommendations aim to provide the protection institutions and the society of the southern province of Saudi Arabia some solutions (e.g. the compulsory education must include high school at minimum; the age of marriage must increase to reach 18 years; spread awareness regarding domestic violence and women's legal and theological rights, through spreading of brochures, creating advertisements or any other midum that can increase awarness regarding women's right and women's abuse) by which they can combat the phenomenon of domestic violence against women in the southern province. However, the findings and solutions may be applicable in other regions of Saudi Arabia as well.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
EThOS ID:  DOI: Not available
Keywords: BP Islam. Bahaism. Theosophy, etc.