Women's Economic Empowerment and Protection Social Rights in Preventing Domestic Violence


  • Nadzrah Ahmad Department of Qur’an and Sunnah, Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences, International Islamic University Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • Rahmawati Mohd Yusoff Department of Law, University Teknologi MARA, Segamat, Johor, Malaysia
  • Abdul Quddus Department of Organization and Management, Western Norway University of Applied Sciences (Campus Bergen), Bergen, Norway




social rights, Women Empowerment, Economy Involvement, Domestic Violence


Gender equality in terms of economic participation and social standing of women appears to have contributed to violations of women's rights. This paper aims to examine the economic empowerment of women in Malaysia, preserve their social rights in the face of domestic violence, and propose a framework as part of the Malaysian Government's inclusive development. The analysis is based on a qualitative and descriptive cross-sectional study. The research found that prejudice and oppression against women are not sufficiently addressed in Malaysia due to low economic participation and insufficient observance of social rights.  

Keywords: Women Empowerment; Economy Involvement; Social Rights; Domestic Violence.

eISSN: 2398-4287 © 2022. The Authors. Published for AMER ABRA cE-Bs by e-International Publishing House, Ltd., UK. This is an open access article under the CC BYNC-ND license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/). Peer–review under responsibility of AMER (Association of Malaysian Environment-Behaviour Researchers), ABRA (Association of Behavioural Researchers on Asians/Africans/Arabians) and cE-Bs (Centre for Environment-Behaviour Studies), Faculty of Architecture, Planning & Surveying, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.21834/ebpj.v7i20.3395



How to Cite

Ahmad, N., Mohd Yusoff, R., & Abdul Quddus. (2022). Women’s Economic Empowerment and Protection Social Rights in Preventing Domestic Violence. Environment-Behaviour Proceedings Journal, 7(20), 343-348. https://doi.org/10.21834/ebpj.v7i20.3395