Abuse of women by their intimate partners is a serious and continuing social problem encountered by a host of agencies. This title contains research findings, practice guidance and anecdotal material relevant to both students and practitioners working with the women who face the life modifying and threatening challenges of abuse.
Part I. Theories, Campaigns, Practice, and Policy -- 1. Explaining the abuse of women: an examination of conventional and dominant theoretical perspectives / Josephine Fong -- 2. An opportunity to publicize the private: public education campaigns and domestic violence in Ontario / Samantha Majic -- 3. women are still unsafe: cracks in best practice and mandatory arrest policies / Josephine Fong --
Part II. Experiences of Activists and Helping Professionals -- 4. Challenges, connections, and creativity: anti-violence work with racialized women / Cyndy Baskin -- 5. Beyond cultural stereotypes: Chinese-Canadian helping professionals' perspectives on woman abuse within the Chinese-Canadian community in Toronto / Josephine Fong -- 6. Experiences of front-line shelter workers in providing services to immigrant women impacted by family violence / Angie Rupra -- 7. Overview of domestic violence in the South Asian community in Canada: prevalence, issues, and recommendations / Ritu Chokshi, Sabra Desai and Andalee Adamali --
Part III. The Lived Experiences of Women -- 8. Changes in gender relations as a risk factor for marital conflict and intimate partner violence: a study of Ethiopian immigrant couples in Canada / Ilene Hyman and others -- 9. Chinese immigrant women confronting male violence in their lives / Josephine Fong -- 10. Praying for divorce: the abuse of Jewish women through Jewish divorce law / Lisa Rosenberg -- 11. Violence against women: Nigerian-Canadian women's experiences / Ngozi L. Nwosu -- 12. Perceptions of intimate male partner violence and determinants of women's responses to it: findings from a study in the Sri Lankan Tamil community in Toronto / Sepali Guruge.