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.

Marital Violence in South Korea

Marital violence in South Korea
Grace H.Chung and Sun WhaOk

South Korea is a presidential democratic state in the southern part of the Korean Peninsula. It borders North Korea to the north, Japan is to the south and east, and China is in the west. With a population of almost 50 million (Korea Statistics Information Service, 2012), South Korea is the only divided country in the world and has been in ongoing tension with North Korea since the split following the Korean War (1950–1953). South Korea has achieved notable economic successes over the last few decades by strengthening its market economy and encouraging industrialization. Such a rapid and stable economic advancement has been globally recognized as a model for many developing countries. ...

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