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Violence and discrimination against women

Patrizia Romito

in A deafening silence

Published by Policy Press

Published in print January 2008 | ISBN: 9781861349613
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781447301370 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1332/policypress/9781861349613.003.0002
Violence and discrimination against women

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This chapter studies violence and discrimination against women. It discusses the presence and absence of figures and statistics on violence against women, and summarises the frequency of some types of violence. The chapter then provides some figures on discrimination, before finally looking at the connections between discrimination and violence. It concludes with a model that can be used to understand male violence.

Keywords: violence against women; discrimination against women; statistics on violence; types of violence; figures on discrimination; male violence

Chapter.  7033 words. 

Subjects: Marriage and the Family

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