n Gender and Behaviour - Violence against women : experiences of women in Mauritius
|Article Title||Violence against women : experiences of women in Mauritius|
|© Publisher:||IFE Centre for Psychological Studies (ICPS)|
|Journal||Gender and Behaviour|
|Author||Uma Bhowon and Hansa Munbauhal|
|Publication Date||Jun 2005|
|Pages||383 - 395|
This study aimed at studying the dynamics of domestic violence. This qualitative study explores the experiences of women who have been victims of domestic violence. The data were derived from 6 Focus Group Discussions with 30 victims. The discussion revealed that the principal causes of violence were unequal power relations, sexual abuse and extra-marital affairs, jealousy and isolation, poverty and dependence on partner, alcohol and drugs abuse. The findings reveal that the factors that trigger violence against women are closely intertwined.
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