Speaking about sexual abuse in British South Asian communities: offenders, victims and the challenges of shame and reintegration

@article{Cowburn2015SpeakingAS,
  title={Speaking about sexual abuse in British South Asian communities: offenders, victims and the challenges of shame and reintegration},
  author={Malcolm Cowburn and Aisha K. Gill and Karen. Harrison},
  journal={Journal of Sexual Aggression},
  year={2015},
  volume={21},
  pages={15 - 4}
}
Abstract Cultural dynamics have a significant impact on how sexual matters, including sexual abuse, are discussed in British South Asian communities. The ways in which these communities talk about sexual violence often reinforce patriarchal norms and values, especially those concerned with honour and shame. As a result, victims are either silenced or the blame for the sexual violence they have suffered is laid at their own feet. Addressing the fact that these problems are rooted in patriarchal… Expand
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