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A deafening silence: Hidden violence against women and children

Patrizia Romito


This book is born of a contradiction: on the one hand, there has been a genuine advance in the awareness of violence against women and children and actions to oppose it. On the other, the violence persists and so does the counter-attack against those who seek to expose it. The book describes the links between discrimination, violence against women, and violence against children, and uncovers the strategies and tactics used for concealing it. The author's analysis, corroborated by a theoretical framework as well as international research data, reveals the interconnectedness of what might appear ... More

Keywords: violence against women, violence against children, discrimination, contradiction, violence, counter-attack, interconnectedness

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9781861349613
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781861349613.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Patrizia Romito, author