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Comparative Perspectives on Gender ViolenceLessons From Efforts Worldwide$
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Rashmi Goel and Leigh Goodmark

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780199346578

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2015

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199346578.001.0001

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Domestic Abuse

Domestic Abuse

Feminism, the Government, and the Unique Case of Scotland

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Comparative Perspectives on Gender Violence

Nancy Lombard

Nel Whiting

Oxford University Press

As a result of women’s advocacy, Scotland has taken a gender-based approach to addressing domestic abuse. The Scottish government, unlike other countries in the United Kingdom, recognizes domestic abuse as an issue that disproportionately affects women and is associated with historical cultural assumptions about gender roles in society. The Scottish government has identified the “3Ps” necessary to address domestic abuse—protection (legal remedies), provision (responsive services), and prevention—and has oriented its governmental efforts around the 3Ps. Although progress in responding to domestic abuse has been made, in large part thanks to the work of grassroots and women’s organizations, that progress is fragile, and the changes associated with the gender based approach need to be more firmly embedded.

Keywords:   Scotland, grassroots organization, domestic abuse, gender, protection, provision, prevention

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