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Comparative Perspectives on Gender ViolenceLessons From Efforts Worldwide$
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Rashmi Goel and Leigh Goodmark

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780199346578

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2015

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199346578.001.0001

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Lessons from the Local

Lessons from the Local

Rurality and Responses to Intimate Partner Abuse in Sub-Saharan Africa and the United States

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(p.73) 6 Lessons from the Local
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Comparative Perspectives on Gender Violence
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Johanna Bond

Elizabeth Bruch

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199346578.003.0006

This chapter considers the distinctive context of domestic violence in rural communities in the United States and in sub-Saharan Africa. It identifies the unique variables affecting domestic violence work in rural communities and draws from innovative African programs to suggest new strategies for rural communities in the United States. The chapter examines how local advocates and service providers in Africa have developed innovative and effective strategies for the rural context, paying particular attention to the use of international human rights laws to promote anti-violence campaigns; the connections between violence and health; strategies to address economic harm; the use of public education and media campaigns; and the impact of gender roles on intimate partner violence.

Keywords:   Africa, rural, grassroots, health, economics, public education, media

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