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Abstract

The present study documents the vital outcome of COVID-19 lockdown on the lifespan of women in Pakistan. The lockdown has affected the unemployment rate, particularly in the rural region of the country. Passing along the eleven in-depth interviews and one focus group discussion (FGD) conducted in rural parts of the twin cities (Islamabad & Rawalpindi), the survey demonstrated that the ruination of the income level during COVID-19 lockdown has increased partner violence in the country. The information received further revealed that the bread earners of the families are enduring greater levels of stress and anxiety eventually resulting in a substantial growth in intimate partner violence (IPV).

Note on the Author

Malik Mamoon Munir is an Assistant Professor in constituent institution of Bahria University, Pakistan. He received his PhD Degree in the field of Management Sciences from Bahria University Islamabad Pakistan. Prior to joining the university, he worked for 10 years at the Center for Disease Control in Atlanta, USA, as head of finance in Pakistan. In this capacity, he led teams tasked with managing the project scheme, design, monitoring and evaluation, and budgeting roles within the operating unit.

Malik Haroon Munir is studying in Master of Public Policy at the Crawford School of Public Policy at the Australian National University. He works with the Ministry of Human Rights and Minority Affairs in Punjab, Pakistan. His key work focuses on addressing the human rights violations in the province, in coordination with local governing bodies.

Ume Rubaca is a doctoral student in the Department of Management Sciences, Comsats University, Islamabad. Her thesis entitled “A multilevel moderated mediational model of the supervisor incivility, resilience, emotional exhaustion, and colleague’s job neglect: A weekly diary study”, explores to test a moderated mediation model in the Hospital industry of Pakistan extending Conservation of Resources (COR) theory. It promises important and unique innovations through an engagement with the registered nurses and their colleagues serving in tertiary care public hospitals of Pakistan.

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