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Patrizia Romito

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9781861349613

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781861349613.001.0001

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Violence and discrimination against women

Violence and discrimination against women

(p.11) One Violence and discrimination against women
A deafening silence

Patrizia Romito

Policy Press

This chapter studies violence and discrimination against women. It discusses the presence and absence of figures and statistics on violence against women, and summarises the frequency of some types of violence. The chapter then provides some figures on discrimination, before finally looking at the connections between discrimination and violence. It concludes with a model that can be used to understand male violence.

Keywords:   violence against women, discrimination against women, statistics on violence, types of violence, figures on discrimination, male violence

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