Violence against Women: A comparative study of Islamic (with reference to Pakistan) and non-Islamic Jurisdictions

  • Farah Amir Assistant Professor, Department of Law, The Islamia University of Bahawalpur, Pakistan
  • Nadia Noreen Assistant Professor, Department of Law, Hazara University Mansehra
  • Shahzada Aamir Mushtaq Visiting Lecturer, Department of Law, Islamia University of Bahawalpur, Pakistan
Keywords: Violence, Women Rights, Gender Disparity, Comparative Study, Pakistan, Law.


The present study aims to examine the evil of violence against women within different cultures of the world. The research focuses on conducting a comparative analysis to shed light on the patterns of violence experienced by women in Islamic and non-Islamic contexts. The study explores various forms of violence, including physical, sexual, psychological, and economic abuse, with respect to, domestic violence, sexual assault, honour-based violence, familial abuse, discriminatory practices and cultural injustices. By examining the experiences of women across different cultural, social, and economic backgrounds, this study seeks to identify effective measures to address and prevent violence against women. Through a comprehensive analysis of existing literature, this study contributes to the broader understanding of violence against women and provides valuable insights, strategies and policies for policymakers, practitioners, and advocates working towards gender equality and the eradication of violence against women. The study has followed the doctrinal method of research.