I'm your maker: power, heteronormativity and violence in women's same-sex relationships

OUTPUT TYPE: Research report- other
PUBLICATION YEAR: 2016
TITLE AUTHOR(S): I.Lynch, N.Sanger
KEYWORDS: LESBIANS, RISK BEHAVIOUR, SEXUAL BEHAVIOUR, VIOLENCE, WOMEN
DEPARTMENT: Human and Social Development (HSD)
Print: HSRC Library: shelf number 9394

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Abstract

This report shares findings of research conducted by Triangle Project, aimed at responding to this knowledge gap and contributing to an improved understanding of intimate partner violence experienced by queer women in their same-sex relationships. We use the term 'queer' to refer to women who identify as lesbian, bisexual or describe themselves in other ways that resist heteronormative understandings of sexual- and gender identity. The research is intended to support the organisations' continued service provision, advocacy interventions, and community mobilisation towards promoting equal access to services and full citizenship of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) persons.