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Confronting Violence: People, Policies and Places
Confronting violence: People, policies and places

Many agencies and organisations become involved and policies become applicable when violence has occurred. This chapter looks at the tools available for confronting violence and the inhibitions on any kind of resolution. It explores the development of feminist action against gendered violence and examines the involvement of the state in challenging such violence.

This chapter tracks the ways in which 1970s feminist thinking, described in the last chapter, was translated into action, particularly in relation to domestic violence and rape, through the founding of the first refuges and rape crisis centres for survivors of domestic and sexual violence. The chapter examines the expansion of service provision on domestic violence and rape and explores the extraordinary ...

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