Development of an economic skill building intervention to promote women's safety and child development in Karachi, Pakistan.

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School of Nursing and Midwifery, Pakistan


Violence against women is a global epidemic phenomenon that can result in major mental health problems. Not only are women affected but also the health and well-being of their children are in jeopardy. To prevent violence and promote women's safety, several strategies have been tested in various cultural contexts. This article describes the process of developing and validating an economic skill building intervention for women of an urban slum area of Karachi, Pakistan. The Purpose of the intervention is to increase women's economic independence, promote women's safety, and improve the behavioral functioning of their children.


Issues in Mental Health Nursing