Advancing Nonviolence and Social Transformation - New Perspectives on Nonviolent Theories - Heather Eaton

Advancing Nonviolence and Social Transformation - New Perspectives on Nonviolent Theories - Heather Eaton

Chapter 12: Women Seeking Safety: Nonviolent Responses to Intimate Partner Violence

Advancing Nonviolence and Social Transformation - New Perspectives on Nonviolent Theories - Heather Eaton

Catherine Ruth Holtmann [+-]
University of New Brunswick
Catherine Holtmann is Associate Professor in the Sociology Department and the Director of the Muriel McQueen Fergusson Centre for Family Violence Research at the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada. Her research interests lie in the areas of religion, gender, ethnicity, immigrants and domestic violence. Cathy is a member of the RAVE (Religion and Violence E-Learning) Project team which provides online training and resources for communities of faith interested in addressing the problem of domestic violence in their midst (www.theraveproject.org). She is also active in the Catholic Network for Women’s Equality (CNWE) in Canada (www.cnwe.org).

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This chapter explores elements of nonviolent, feminist and religious responses to intimate partner violence. It begins with a definition of intimate partner violence and some statistics outlining its prevalence globally and in Canada. The chapter continues with an overview of the Canadian feminist movement’s work on the problem of intimate partner violence as well as some of the responses developed in the subfield of religion and domestic violence. The latter half of the chapter introduces the results from the author’s own research program, which can further assist religious groups and women’s shelter workers help women of faith in seeking safety as they join in the collaborative work of nonviolent resistance to intimate partner violence.

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Holtmann, Catherine. Chapter 12: Women Seeking Safety: Nonviolent Responses to Intimate Partner Violence. Advancing Nonviolence and Social Transformation - New Perspectives on Nonviolent Theories. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 188-200 Nov 2016. ISBN 9781781794722. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=30206. Date accessed: 17 Jun 2019 doi: 10.1558/equinox.30206. Nov 2016

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