When higher education increases women's risk for intimate partner violence: the case for a multipronged preventative approach to tackling gender-based violence

SOURCE: HSRC Review
OUTPUT TYPE: Journal Article
PUBLICATION YEAR: 2020
TITLE AUTHOR(S): A.Teagle
KEYWORDS: GENDER-BASED VIOLENCE, HIGHER EDUCATION, WOMEN
DEPARTMENT: Office of the CEO (ERM), Office of the CEO (OCEO), Office of the CEO (IL), Office of the CEO (BS), Office of the CEO (IA)
Web link: http://www.hsrc.ac.za/en/review/hsrc-review-march-2020/risk-intimate-partner-violence
Print: HSRC Library: shelf number 11304
HANDLE: 20.500.11910/15258

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Abstract

The socioeconomic empowerment of women is seen as critical to gender equality, the absence of which is associated with high rates of gender-based violence. However, when it comes to intimate partner violence, recent findings from the South African Social Attitudes Survey suggest that interventions to increase the financial independence of women might backfire if not accompanied by a corresponding transformation of patriarchal belief systems.