Pakistan Institute of Development Economics



Sara Rizvi Jafree. Women, Healthcare, and Violence in Pakistan.Karachi, Pakistan: Oxford University Press. 2017. 292 pages. Price PakRs 950.00.

Sara Rizvi Jafree’s book titled Women, Healthcare and Violence in Pakistan is a detailed explanation and analysis of various forms of violence perpetuated and exercised against women professionals in the field of healthcare. The book details the quantitative and qualitative evidences of violence against women in the healthcare domain of Pakistan. For quantitative evidence, the author has cited sources from the reports published by the World Health Organisation and academic materials published in medical journals in the context of Pakistan. For the qualitative evidence, the author has included both event-based and experiential narratives of women who shared lived experiences of violence with the author while she conducted her research with the female health professionals of Punjab. The book is divided into seven chapters, each highlighting the evidence of gendered violence in a synchronic and hybridised way.

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