Stigma, shame and women's limited agency in help-seeking for intimate partner violence.

@article{McClearySills2016StigmaSA,
  title={Stigma, shame and women's limited agency in help-seeking for intimate partner violence.},
  author={Jennifer McCleary-Sills and Sophie Namy and Joyce E. Nyoni and Datius Rweyemamu and Adrophina Salvatory and Ester Steven},
  journal={Global public health},
  year={2016},
  volume={11 1-2},
  pages={
          224-35
        }
}
  • Jennifer McCleary-Sills, Sophie Namy, +3 authors Ester Steven
  • Published in Global public health 2016
  • Medicine
  • In Tanzania, 44% of women experience intimate partner violence (IPV) in their lifetime, but the majority never seeks help, and many never tell anyone about their experience. Even among the minority of women who seek support, only 10% access formal services. Our research explored the social and structural barriers that render Tanzanian women unable to exercise agency in this critical domain of their lives. We collected qualitative data in three regions of Tanzania through 104 key informant… CONTINUE READING

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