Between Support and Vulnerability: Examining Family Support Among Women Victims of Intimate Partner Violence in Mexico

@article{Fras2015BetweenSA,
  title={Between Support and Vulnerability: Examining Family Support Among Women Victims of Intimate Partner Violence in Mexico},
  author={Sonia M. Fr{\'i}as and Mar{\'i}a Carolina Agoff},
  journal={Journal of Family Violence},
  year={2015},
  volume={30},
  pages={277-291}
}
Based on a recent survey and six focus groups, we use a mixed methods approach to examine the help-seeking behavior of Mexican female victims of partner violence in law-enforcement agencies and among family members. Support the family provides women is critically examined. The results of the study suggest that families are not always a source of support: 41 % of the women who turned to public authorities did not mention it to their families, and 11 % did not seek help because they feared their… CONTINUE READING