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South Asian battered women's use of force against intimate male partners: a practice note

TitleSouth Asian battered women's use of force against intimate male partners: a practice note
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2012
AuthorsRoy, D
JournalViolence Against WomenViolence Against Women
Volume18
Pagination1108-18
Date PublishedSep
ISBN Number1552-8448 (Electronic)<br/>1077-8012 (Linking)
Accession Number23108807
KeywordsAsia, Asian Continental Ancestry Group, Battered Women, Culture, Emigration and Immigration, Female, Humans, Interpersonal Relations, Language, Male, Rape, Sexual Partners, Spouse Abuse/prevention & control, Trust, United States, Violence
AbstractThe purpose of this practice note is to explore issues that arise in Manavi's work with South Asian women who use nonfatal force in heterosexual intimate relationships. It provides a nuanced understanding of the contexts within which a South Asian woman uses physical force. It addresses the many barriers a South Asian woman faces in an abusive relationship that ultimately may lead her to use of force. The goal of the practice note is to act as a tool to strengthen advocacy and service provision made available to South Asian female survivors of violence and abuse.