The field of Domestic Violence research has expanded considerably in the past decade and now includes work conducted by researchers in many different disciplines, notably political science, public health, law, psychology, sociology, criminology, anthropology, family studies, and medicine. The SAGE Handbook of Domestic Violence provides a rich overview of the most important theoretical and empirical work in the field, organized by relationship type. The handbook addresses the three major areas of research on domestic violence: (1) Violence against partners; (2) Violence against children; and (3) Violence against other family members. This Handbook is a unique and timely publication and a long awaited, valuable resource for the vast amount of Domestic Violence research centres and individual researchers across the globe. Part 1: Men's Violence Against Women; Part 2: Women's Violence Against Men; Part 3: Violence Against Partners in Homosexual Relationships; Part 4: Mothers' Violence Against Children; Part 5: Father's Violence Against Children; Part 6: Other Circumstances of Neglect, Abuse, and Violence Against Children; Part 7: Violence Against Siblings; Part 8: Violence Against Parents; and Part 9: Violence Against Other Family Members.

Economic Abuse and Women's Sexual Autonomy: Evidence from Ghana

Economic Abuse and Women's Sexual Autonomy: Evidence from Ghana

Economic abuse and women's sexual autonomy: evidence from ghana
Eric Y. Tenkorang

Introduction

Several studies confirm male partner abuse against women is rife in African settings, and Ghana is no exception. In Ghana, male partner violence cuts across demographic, cultural and socioeconomic groups (Oyeridan and Isiugo-Abanihe, 2005; Panda and Agarwal, 2005; Kishor and Johnson, 2006; Dienye and Gbeneol, 2009. For instance, about a third of Ghanaian women have experienced physical and/or sexual violence in their lifetime; and male intimate partners are mostly the perpetrators of these violent acts (Bowman, 2003; Tenkorang et al., 2013; Adjah and Agbemafle, 2016). Violence against women, and specifically intimate partner violence (IPV) is gendered and deeply rooted in ...

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