This one-of-a-kind edited collection draws on the expertise of authors from 16 countries representing 17 cultures to tell the story of domestic violence in their respective parts of the world. The book incorporates a strengths-based approach, including individual, relationship, community, and societal strengths. The collection draws on multiple perspectives (academics, counselors, organizers, activists, and victims) to determine strengths and analyze how they can translate into greater safety for victims, increased accountability of perpetrators, and improved policy formation and research. Each chapter focuses on the lived experiences of victims of intimate partner violence, child abuse, or elder abuse and includes information about the abuser, the family, the community, and the culture.

Family Violence from a Global Perspective: Strengths-Based Research and Case Studies—The Case of South Africa

Family violence from a global perspective: Strengths-based research and case studies—The case of South Africa
BusisiweNkosi and Priscilla S.Daniels

This chapter provides a snapshot on family and domestic violence in South Africa based on the review of indexed and grey literature. To provide context for family violence, the first section provides an overview of violence and gender-based violence in South Africa. The next section focuses on family-centered violence. It looks at domestic abuse and intimate-partner violence (IPV) and child abuse and elder abuse, followed by a brief discussion on services and programs relating to gender-based and family violence. The last section provides a case study demonstrating the complex set of considerations shaping ...

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