Violence against women and its mental health consequences in Namibia

SOURCE: Journal of Gender and Behaviour
OUTPUT TYPE: Journal Article
PUBLICATION YEAR: 2003
TITLE AUTHOR(S): L.H.N.Nangolo, K.Peltzer
KEYWORDS: MENTAL HEALTH, NAMIBIA, VIOLENCE, WOMEN
DEPARTMENT: Social Aspects of Public Health (SAPH)
Intranet: HSRC Library: shelf number 2650

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Abstract

The aim of this study is to explore or elicit the experiences of battered women, their mental health consequences and their attempts to deal with their battering in Namibia. Results are discussed in terms of violence characteristics and contributing factors as well as psychosocial impact of women battering.