Domestic violence in a developing context: The perspectives of women in Northern Ethiopia

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Title: Domestic violence in a developing context: The perspectives of women in Northern Ethiopia
Authors: Allen, Mary
Ní Raghallaigh, Muireann
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Date: Aug-2013
Online since: 2014-02-20T14:41:21Z
Abstract: The World Health Organization's multicountry study of the prevalence rates of intimate partner violence found extremely high rates of violence against women in Ethiopia. This article seeks to develop an understanding of this violence further. By drawing on focus group research conducted with women in the Tigray region of Ethiopia, it explores the types of domestic violence experienced by these women, the impact of this violence, the reasons for it, and the multiple resistance strategies used by the women. The findings suggest a potentially important role for professional social work practice in the Ethiopian context.
Type of material: Journal Article
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Journal: Affilia
Volume: 28
Issue: 3
Start page: 256
End page: 272
Copyright (published version): 2013 the authors
Keywords: EthiopiaGender-based violenceDomestic violenceIntimate partner violenceInternational social workQualitative research
DOI: 10.1177/0886109913495662
Language: en
Status of Item: Peer reviewed
Appears in Collections:Social Policy, Social Work and Social Justice Research Collection

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