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 in Moldova

Family violence in Moldova
Sylvia M.Asay, ValentinaBodrug-Lungu, and MihaelaRobila

The Republic of Moldova lies in the central part of Europe in the northeastern Balkans and occupies an area of 33,843.5 square kilometers. Early Moldovan history includes independence and oppression under the Eastern Roman Empire, the Ottoman Empire, and Russian occupation that led to Soviet rule and inclusion in the former Soviet Union. On August 27, 1991, the Republic of Moldova became an independent and sovereign state. Since 1992, the Republic of Moldova has been a member of the United Nations and since 1995 a member of the Council of Europe. The nationality composition includes 76.5% Moldovans, 11.3% Russians, and 5.5% Ukrainians (United Nations, 2011).

The demographics of the Republic of Moldova have deteriorated profoundly ...

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