This work within The SAGE Reference Series on Leadership provides undergraduate students with an authoritative reference resource on leadership issues specific to women and gender. Although covering historical and contemporary barriers to women’s leadership and issues of gender bias and discrimination, this two-volume set focuses as well on positive aspects and opportunities for leadership in various domains and is centered on the 101 most important topics, issues, questions, and debates specific to women and gender. Entries provide students with more detailed information and depth of discussion than typically found in an encyclopedia entry, but lack the jargon, detail, and density of a journal article.Key FeaturesProvides a list of further readings and references after each entry, as well as a detailed index and an online version of the work to maximize accessibility for today's student audience.

Women's Leadership in the Domestic Violence Movement

Women's Leadership in the Domestic Violence Movement

Women's leadership in the domestic violence movement

The domestic violence movement in the United States,1 from its emergence in the 1970s and into today, has largely been conceptualized as—and has in reality been—a women's movement, about issues primarily facing women and with women almost exclusively directing, guiding, and leading it. Throughout the movement's history, even as it has grown and changed, women have been at the forefront, challenging us to recognize domestic violence, developing ways to help survivors, and striving to change our social institutions and values for the better. As Rita Smith, the ...

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