What Causes Men s Violence Against Women

What Causes Men s Violence Against Women Author Michele Harway
ISBN-10 0761906193
Year 1999-09-09
Pages 296
Language en
Publisher SAGE

This book uses various theoretical perspectives to summarize what is known about the multiple causes of men's violence against women, and stresses the importance of identifying men's risk factors. The preliminary multivariate model identifies four content areas: macrosocietal; biological; gender role socialization; and relational factors to explain men's violence against women. Within these four content areas the editors develop thirteen preliminary hypotheses about the causes of men's violence against women, which are critiqued by the contributors in the subsequent chapters.

Violence Against Women

Violence Against Women Author Nancy Lombard
ISBN-10 9781849051323
Year 2013
Pages 256
Language en
Publisher Jessica Kingsley Publishers

This book addresses the issue of domestic violence against women, drawing on research findings, policy developments and current debates to contextualise its alarming prevalence and to propose informed ways of addressing, through training and practice, the needs of both victims and perpetrators in current social and related care provision.

Understanding Violence Against Women

Understanding Violence Against Women Author Panel on Research on Violence Against Women
ISBN-10 9780309054256
Year 1996-06-07
Pages 240
Language en
Publisher National Academies Press

Violence against women is one factor in the growing wave of alarm about violence in American society. High-profile cases such as the O.J. Simpson trial call attention to the thousands of lesser-known but no less tragic situations in which women's lives are shattered by beatings or sexual assault. The search for solutions has highlighted not only what we know about violence against women but also what we do not know. How can we achieve the best understanding of this problem and its complex ramifications? What research efforts will yield the greatest benefit? What are the questions that must be answered? Understanding Violence Against Women presents a comprehensive overview of current knowledge and identifies four areas with the greatest potential return from a research investment by increasing the understanding of and responding to domestic violence and rape: What interventions are designed to do, whom they are reaching, and how to reach the many victims who do not seek help. Factors that put people at risk of violence and that precipitate violence, including characteristics of offenders. The scope of domestic violence and sexual assault in America and its conequences to individuals, families, and society, including costs. How to structure the study of violence against women to yield more useful knowledge. Despite the news coverage and talk shows, the real fundamental nature of violence against women remains unexplored and often misunderstood. Understanding Violence Against Women provides direction for increasing knowledge that can help ameliorate this national problem.

Ending the Silence

Ending the Silence Author Ron Thorne-Finch
ISBN-10 0802069231
Year 1992
Pages 394
Language en

Police statistics, government studies, and media reports all indicate that male violence against women is escalating. But very little has been done to understand the deep roots of the phenomenon. Until that happens, no means to eradicate male violence will be effective. To this end Ron Thorne-Finch offers an incisive analysis of the causes of male violence against women, and places the issue in a political context. He argues that men's emotional, physical, and sexual violence are all inextricably linked: to end the violence we must address the effects of academia, the family, the media, the military, the peer group, pornography, and sport in creating violent men. The women's movement has played a pivotal role in breaking the silence about male violence and providing the political pressure to compel state funding for victim and offender programs. But Thorne-Finch argues that changes in the current state response are unlikely to occur unless more men take individual and collective reponsibility for male violence. He provides a detailed examination of the responses among North American men in encouraging and resisting male violence against women. Male violence must not remain 'just' a women's issue. Thorne-Finch calls upon men to become more active in the struggle to end it. In a skilful balance between clinical intervention, social analysis, and political action he offers both the professional and the layperson a way to proceed in the struggle to end violence against women.

Social Change Gender and Violence

Social Change  Gender and Violence Author V. Nikolic-Ristanovic
ISBN-10 9789401598729
Year 2013-04-17
Pages 196
Language en
Publisher Springer Science & Business Media

Based on large research material collected in Hungary, Macedonia, Serbia and Bulgaria Social change, Gender and Violence is the book which explores the impact of transition from communism and war on everyday life of women and men, as well as the way how everyday life and gender related changes affect women's vulnerability to domestic violence and trafficking in women. The book also explores the impact of micro level changes on development of civil society, women's movement, and legal and policy changes regarding violence against women. This is a unique book, which tries to look at violence against women as connected to oppression of both women and men. It argues that violence against women in post-communist and war affected societies is significantly connected to the increase of social stratification, economic hardship, unemployment, instability, uncertainty and related social stresses, changes in gender identity and structural inequalities brought by new world order. Using largely accounts of more than hundred interviewed people, the author shows vividly how, in post-communist societies, the contradictions of capitalism are interlaced with the mostly negative relics of communism. Moreover, the book shows how contradictory processes in post-communist societies have led to a rather paradoxical result: political pluralism and a capitalist economic system generated both violence against women and a women's movement, albeit not the conditions for a reduction of violence.

Violence Against Women

Violence Against Women Author Caroline Sweetman
ISBN-10 0855984015
Year 1998
Pages 80
Language en
Publisher Oxfam

This collection of articles from development practitioners and feminist activists places violence against women, both direct and indirect, in the context of development. Violence is both a human rights issue and an obstacle to women's participation in development. Writers here focus on campaigning and advocacy work as well as work with women who have experienced violence, in countries including Russia, Guinea-Bissau, and India. The collection includes accounts of work with women who have been sexually assaulted and those who have undergone cultural practices such as female genital mutilation and early marriage.

Violence Against Women

Violence Against Women Author Kate Burns
ISBN-10 0737737298
Year 2007-10-26
Pages 221
Language en
Publisher Greenhaven

Presents different perspectives on aspects violence against women, whether it is a serious problem in the United States, and what steps can be taken to reduce the violence.

Women in African Refugee Camps Gender Based Violence against Female Refugees The case of Mai Ayni Refugee Camp Northern Ethiopia

Women in African Refugee Camps  Gender Based Violence against Female Refugees  The case of Mai Ayni Refugee Camp  Northern Ethiopia Author Yonas Gebreiyosus
ISBN-10 9783954896264
Year 2014-02-01
Pages 107
Language en
Publisher Anchor Academic Publishing (aap_verlag)

The study has found that female refugees in refugee camps are exposed to sexual violence, physical violence and socio-economic violence including attempted rape, rape, gang rape, physical injuries, discrimination and stigmatization and denial of access to services. The book also discloses that male refugees and intimate partners of female refugees are the prime gender based violence perpetrators of female refugees in Mai Ayni refugee camp. Moreover, the study reveales that idleness, economic dependency, physical insecurity, lack of awareness, collapse of social and family structure as well as poor reporting, coordination and legal enforcement mechanisms are identified as causes/risk factors for gender based violence against female refugees in refugee camps. Moreover, mens’ feelings of ‘loss of power’ in the camp, which challenge male identity as superior to female, lead male refugees to anger and make female refugees vulnerable to different forms of gender based violence. Consequently, because of gender based violence, female refugees in refugee camps have to fear short and long lasting damaging consequences on their lives in terms of health, both physical and psycho-social.

Family Violence in the United States

Family Violence in the United States Author Denise A. Hines
ISBN-10 9781452236889
Year 2004-12-06
Pages 424
Language en
Publisher SAGE

Family Violence in the United States: Defining, Understanding, and Combating Abuse examines all types of family aggression. The book is designed to provoke readers into questioning assumptions, evaluating information, formulating hypotheses, and designing solutions to problems of family violence in the United States. Using an ecological framework, authors Denise A. Hines and Kathleen Malley-Morrison provide a thought-provoking and informative discussion not only of the most well-recognized forms of maltreatment in families, but also of less understood and more controversial issues such as husband abuse, parent abuse, and gay/lesbian abuse.

Violence against women

Violence against women Author Karen Balkin
ISBN-10 PSU:000053646170
Year 2004
Pages 208
Language en
Publisher Greenhaven Pr

Presents essays and primary sources that examine the aspects of violence against women, including legal and social remedies, causes, and possible solutions.

Routledge International Encyclopedia of Women

Routledge International Encyclopedia of Women Author Cheris Kramarae
ISBN-10 9781135963156
Year 2004-04-16
Pages 2050
Language en
Publisher Routledge

For a full list of entries and contributors, sample entries, and more, visit the Routledge International Encyclopedia of Women website. Featuring comprehensive global coverage of women's issues and concerns, from violence and sexuality to feminist theory, the Routledge International Encyclopedia of Women brings the field into the new millennium. In over 900 signed A-Z entries from US and Europe, Asia, the Americas, Oceania, and the Middle East, the women who pioneered the field from its inception collaborate with the new scholars who are shaping the future of women's studies to create the new standard work for anyone who needs information on women-related subjects.

Family Interventions in Domestic Violence

Family Interventions in Domestic Violence Author John Hamel, LCSW
ISBN-10 0826103294
Year 2006-09-26
Pages 664
Language en
Publisher Springer Publishing Company

In this exciting new book John Hamel, author of the ground-breaking Gender-Inclusive Treatment of Intimate Partner Abuse, and Tonia Nicholls go beyond the traditional intervention theories of domestic violence practiced today. Offering alternative, unbiased and sometimes controversial views, theories, and current research, they, along with renowned contributors in the field, provide new treatment options that encompass a wide range of gender dynamics. Here are just some of the key principles covered: Interventions Should Be Based on a Thorough Unbiased Assessment Victim/Perpetrator Distinctions are Overstated, and Much Partner Abuse is Mutual Regardless of Perpetrator Gender, Child Witnesses to Partner Abuse are Adversely Affected, and are at Risk for Perpetrating Partner Abuse as Adults This new gender-inclusive approach to assessment and intervention provides a significant departure from traditional paradigms of domestic violence, and offers a much-needed awareness to effectively prevent violence in our communities today and for future generations.