Women and Violence

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    Barrie Levy

    Publisher: Seal Press



    Size: 200 pages

    ISBN: 9781580052443

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When women decide what to wear, where to go, how to get there, what time of day to be outdoors, and what affects their sense of security and safety, are they aware that they’re afraid of being sexually assaulted? Violence against women is, on a global scale, so common that some experts consider it a “normal” aspect of women’s experiences—and yet research on the issue is subjective and inconsistent.

Women and Violence is a comprehensive look at the issue of violence against women and its many appearances, causes, costs and consequences. Understanding that personal values, beliefs and environment affect an individual’s response to—and acknowledgment of—violence against women, this book addresses topics such as global perspectives on violence, controversies and debates, and social change strategies and activism.

About Barrie Levy

Barrie Levy, M.S.W. is on the faculty of UCLA Departments of Social Welfare and Women's Studies. She is a consultant for the Westside Domestic Violence Network and a psychotherapist in private practice. She is a nationally recognized trainer on domestic and sexual violence. She has appeared on over 15 television shows, and written many books and articles, including Dating Violence: Young Women in Danger and What Parents Need to Know About Dating Violence. During 30 years in this field, she has founded and directed four domestive violence organizations.

Book Details

Author: Barrie Levy
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9781580052443
Size: 200 pages
Publisher: Seal Press
Year: 2008

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