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Examining women's agency in managing intimate partner violence and the related risk of homelessness: The role of harm minimisation.
Glob Public Health. 2016; 11(1-2):198-210.GP

Abstract

Intimate partner violence (IPV) has a detrimental impact on women and children's emotional, physical and social well-being and has been identified as one of the most common contributors to women's experiences of housing instabilities and homelessness. Women affected by IPV often experience a great level of uncertainty around housing solutions when trying to leave an abusive partner. This study explores women's responses to IPV and the related risk of homelessness through women's narratives (n = 22) in Queensland, Australia. Of particular interest are women's decisions and actions to minimise the impact of IPV as well as homelessness on their and their children's safety and well-being. Findings reveal that women's agency in relation to harm minimisation can take various forms, including the decision to stay with, leave or return to an abusive partner. The data offer insights into women's strategic attempts to manage IPV and the related risk of homeless while trying to minimise the harm associated with one and the other. Implications for understanding women's agency in managing IPV and the related risk of homelessness and providing adequate support mechanisms to improve women and children's social, emotional and physical well-being are discussed.

Authors+Show Affiliations

a Institute for Social Science Research , the University of Queensland , Brisbane , QLD , Australia.

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

26110781

Citation

Meyer, Silke. "Examining Women's Agency in Managing Intimate Partner Violence and the Related Risk of Homelessness: the Role of Harm Minimisation." Global Public Health, vol. 11, no. 1-2, 2016, pp. 198-210.
Meyer S. Examining women's agency in managing intimate partner violence and the related risk of homelessness: The role of harm minimisation. Glob Public Health. 2016;11(1-2):198-210.
Meyer, S. (2016). Examining women's agency in managing intimate partner violence and the related risk of homelessness: The role of harm minimisation. Global Public Health, 11(1-2), 198-210. https://doi.org/10.1080/17441692.2015.1047390
Meyer S. Examining Women's Agency in Managing Intimate Partner Violence and the Related Risk of Homelessness: the Role of Harm Minimisation. Glob Public Health. 2016;11(1-2):198-210. PubMed PMID: 26110781.
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