Science News
from research organizations

Studying the help-seeking behaviors of ethnic minority, immigrant victims

Date:
April 11, 2016
Source:
The University of Hong Kong
Summary:
A comparative, empirical study into the help-seeking behaviors of ethnic minority women in the United Kingdom and Hong Kong has been released by researchers.
Share:
FULL STORY

The Director of the Centre for Comparative and Public Law at the University of Hong Kong Ms. Puja Kapai released the findings of her comparative, empirical study into the help-seeking behaviours of ethnic minority women in the United Kingdom and Hong Kong on October 3, 2015.

Through an intersectional impact assessment and analysis of 32 ethnic minority victims, the research reveals the importance and indispensability of accounting for factors that impact help-seeking behaviours of ethnic minority and immigrant victims of domestic violence, including race, culture and religion, language barriers, knowledge, awareness and perceptions of the legal system and frontline responders. It is also found that systemic institutional incompetence of frontline responders often deters ethnic minority and immigrant victims from seeking help through existing mechanisms when they experience domestic violence, forcing these women to live at the peripheries of society, in isolation and grossly vulnerable to future violence and at risk of falling through 'the justice gap'.

For the detailed findings, please click: http://www.hku.hk/f/news/13328/Press%20Release_DV%20Study%20Final.pdf


Story Source:

Materials provided by The University of Hong Kong. Note: Content may be edited for style and length.


Cite This Page:

The University of Hong Kong. "Studying the help-seeking behaviors of ethnic minority, immigrant victims." ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 11 April 2016. <www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/04/160411101117.htm>.
The University of Hong Kong. (2016, April 11). Studying the help-seeking behaviors of ethnic minority, immigrant victims. ScienceDaily. Retrieved May 23, 2017 from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/04/160411101117.htm
The University of Hong Kong. "Studying the help-seeking behaviors of ethnic minority, immigrant victims." ScienceDaily. www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/04/160411101117.htm (accessed May 23, 2017).

RELATED STORIES