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).
Munir, Malik Mamoon; Munir, Malik Haroon; and Rubaca, Ume
The Shadow Pandemic: Violence against Women in Pakistan during COVID-19 Lockdown.
Journal of International Women's Studies, 22(5), 229-248.
Available at: https://vc.bridgew.edu/jiws/vol22/iss5/15