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.

Domestic Violence in Botswana: Factors That Help Women Overcome Abuse

Domestic violence in Botswana: Factors that help women overcome abuse
Lois R.Mberengwa, TapologoMaundeni, and Kgomotso K.More

Botswana is a landlocked country in southern Africa. It is surrounded by South Africa, Zambia, Namibia, and Zimbabwe. The estimated population following the 2011 census was 2,065,398, with a population density of 3.5 persons per square kilometer. Most of the population is concentrated in cities and villages along the railway line on the eastern part of the country. Several ethnic groups are found in Botswana, but the common binding language is Setswana.

At its independence in 1966, Botswana was one of the poorest countries in the world, but it is currently classified as a middle-income country. Its economic success is attributed to ...

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