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Negotiating agency in cases of intimate partner violence in Vietnam.
Glob Public Health. 2016; 11(1-2):34-47.GP

Abstract

Understandings of women's agency in cases of intimate partner violence (IPV) have been dominated by an individualistic focus on help-seeking behaviour. The role of children in influencing, enabling and restricting the decision-making processes of their mothers has been largely ignored. We adopt biographical analytical approaches to qualitative longitudinal data collected as part of the Young Lives study to highlight the interdependency of women's and children's agency in contexts of IPV in Vietnam. We illustrate how women's agency is both enabled and constrained by their relationships with their children, as well as by wider structural processes, and examine how gender and generation intersect. In marginalised settings where few formal services exist or strong social norms preclude women from accessing support, understanding these informal coping strategies and the processes by which these are negotiated is essential for developing more effective policy responses.

Authors+Show Affiliations

a Young Lives, Oxford Department of International Development , University of Oxford , Oxford , UK.b Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health , London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine , London , UK.c Centre for Analysis and Forecasting , Vietnam Academy of Social Sciences , Hanoi , Vietnam.

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

25849151

Citation

Pells, Kirrily, et al. "Negotiating Agency in Cases of Intimate Partner Violence in Vietnam." Global Public Health, vol. 11, no. 1-2, 2016, pp. 34-47.
Pells K, Wilson E, Thi Thu Hang N. Negotiating agency in cases of intimate partner violence in Vietnam. Glob Public Health. 2016;11(1-2):34-47.
Pells, K., Wilson, E., & Thi Thu Hang, N. (2016). Negotiating agency in cases of intimate partner violence in Vietnam. Global Public Health, 11(1-2), 34-47. https://doi.org/10.1080/17441692.2015.1028958
Pells K, Wilson E, Thi Thu Hang N. Negotiating Agency in Cases of Intimate Partner Violence in Vietnam. Glob Public Health. 2016;11(1-2):34-47. PubMed PMID: 25849151.
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