New Study Examines Impact of Immigrant Culture on Domestic Violence
Victims of domestic abuse often cite concerns about their children, money or retaliatory violence as reasons for staying with their partners. But for immigrant women in the U.S. the situation can be more fraught. Now a new study sponsored by the Chicago-based Arab American Action Network is looking to track and perhaps prevent domestic violence within one sector of immigrant population: Arab and Muslim communities. Louise Cainkar, co-author of the study, discusses her findings.