Recognition of and Intervention in Forced Marriage as a Form of Violence and Abuse

@article{Chantler2012RecognitionOA,
  title={Recognition of and Intervention in Forced Marriage as a Form of Violence and Abuse},
  author={Khatidja Chantler},
  journal={Trauma, Violence, \& Abuse},
  year={2012},
  volume={13},
  pages={176 - 183}
}
  • K. Chantler
  • Published 29 May 2012
  • Sociology
  • Trauma, Violence, & Abuse
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