Violence Against Women Journal

Violence Against Women Journal Violence Against Women (VAW) is a peer-reviewed, international, and interdisciplinary journal that is published monthly. Violence Against Women (VAW) peer-reviewed and published monthly, is an international, interdisciplinary journal dedicated to the publication of research and information on all aspects of the problem of violence against women.

VAW assumes a broad definition of violence; topics to be covered include, but are not limited to, domestic violence, sexual assault, in**st, sexual harassment, female infantcide, female circumcision, and female sexual slavery.

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This study found that patriarchal attitudes co-exist with significant enthusiasm and support for action to address viole...
07/21/2021
Social and Psychological Readiness to Take Collective Action Against Violence Against Women: A Mixed Methods Study of Informal Settlements in Mumbai, India - Lu Gram, Proshant Chakraborty, Nayreen Daruwalla, David Osrin, 2020

This study found that patriarchal attitudes co-exist with significant enthusiasm and support for action to address violence against women in Mumbai, India. These findings open up avenues for policymakers to treat communities as less vulnerable and more capable of changing situations and problems that affect them.

Past failures to mobilize communities in collective action against violence against women (VAW) have been ascribed to contextual challenges, but researchers hav...

The study seeks to understand how gender microaggressions (gendered slights and invalidations) are experienced by underg...
07/14/2021
A New Gender Microaggressions Taxonomy for Undergraduate Women on College Campuses: A Qualitative Examination - Rachel E. Gartner, 2021

The study seeks to understand how gender microaggressions (gendered slights and invalidations) are experienced by undergraduate women in an effort to improve university climates and decrease s*xual violence.

Gender microaggressions are everyday slights, insults, and invalidations theorized to create and sustain environments in which s*xual harassment and assault of ...

You can read about this study examining programs that apply restorative justice interventions for intimate partner viole...
07/01/2021

You can read about this study examining programs that apply restorative justice interventions for intimate partner violence below, and you can find the article itself at the following link: https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/1077801220945030

Just in - another publication!

We are excited to share that the Center’s Dr. Joan Pennell and Dr. Emily Smith, along with colleagues, have published an article in Violence Against Women Journal examining programs that apply restorative justice interventions for intimate partner violence.

Read more here: https://cfface.news.chass.ncsu.edu/2021/07/01/new-publication-examines-programs-that-apply-restorative-justice-interventions-for-intimate-partner-violence/

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This study found that some frontline police officers are struggling to cope with the frequency and frustration of domest...
06/30/2021
Responding to Domestic and Family Violence: A Qualitative Study on the Changing Perceptions of Frontline Police Officers - Emily Maple, Mark Kebbell, 2020

This study found that some frontline police officers are struggling to cope with the frequency and frustration of domestic and family violence incidents, which may contribute to officer burnout and poor police responses.

Police officers gave accounts of how their perceptions toward Domestic and Family Violence have changed over repeated exposure to these types of incidents as fi...

This study assessed sorority members' experiences and conceptualizations of dating violence (DV) to gather themes relate...
06/23/2021
Dating Violence and the Impact of Technology: Examining the Lived Experiences of Sorority Members - Kelly Emelianchik-Key, Rebekah Byrd, Carman S. Gill, 2021

This study assessed sorority members' experiences and conceptualizations of dating violence (DV) to gather themes related to their lived experiences with DV and the impact of technology on their DV experiences.

Dating violence (DV) is pervasive on college campuses with far-reaching health implications. We examined 70 sorority members’ lived experiences with DV and expl...

This article explores how violence can become extended in time, calling for an understanding of violence as a phenomenon...
06/16/2021
The Ghost of Violence: The Lived Experience of Violence After the Act - Sofie Henze-Pedersen, 2021

This article explores how violence can become extended in time, calling for an understanding of violence as a phenomenon that becomes part of the context of everyday life rather than incidents that interrupt everyday life.

Based on ethnographic fieldwork and thematic analysis, this article explores how violence is lived after violent events have taken place, and how it shapes wome...

This study found that survivors of interpersonal trauma (e.g., physical violence, s*xual violence) who feel more ashamed...
06/02/2021
Avoidance Coping Partially Accounts for the Relationship Between Trauma-Related Shame and PTSD Symptoms Following Interpersonal Trauma - Jordyn M. Tipsword, Jazmin L. Brown-Iannuzzi, Alyssa C. Jones, Jessica Flores, Christal L. Badour, 2021

This study found that survivors of interpersonal trauma (e.g., physical violence, s*xual violence) who feel more ashamed report more frequent avoidance coping, which may lead to more severe PTSD symptoms.

Research has demonstrated that individuals experiencing trauma-related shame exhibit greater posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms. However, little rese...

This article describes two different approaches to measuring women's experiences of coercive controlling behaviors, a ty...
05/19/2021
Coercive Controlling Behaviors and Reporting Physical Intimate Partner Violence in Australian Women: An Exploration - Brittany Patafio, Peter Miller, Arlene Walker, Kerri Coomber, Ashlee Curtis, Gery Karantzas, Richelle Mayshak, Nicholas Taylor,...

This article describes two different approaches to measuring women's experiences of coercive controlling behaviors, a type of psychological violence, within intimate relationships and their association with experiences of physical intimate partner violence.

This study explores two approaches to measuring coercive controlling behaviors (CCBs)—counting how many different CCB types and examining the frequency of each ...

This article explores cisgenderism, identity abuse, and misgendering in the context of trans, non-binary, and gender-non...
05/05/2021
Exploring the Domestic Abuse Narratives of Trans and Nonbinary People and the Role of Cisgenderism in Identity Abuse, Misgendering, and Pathologizing - Michaela M. Rogers, 2020

This article explores cisgenderism, identity abuse, and misgendering in the context of trans, non-binary, and gender-nonconforming people's experiences of domestic abuse.

Drawing on data from two empirical studies, this article employs cisgenderism as a conceptual tool to explore trans people’s experiences of domestic violence an...

Watch Dr. Sarah Jane Brubaker discuss her commentary on our latest special issue, in which she promotes the continued va...
04/21/2021
Commentary for VAW Special Issue Fall 2020

Watch Dr. Sarah Jane Brubaker discuss her commentary on our latest special issue, in which she promotes the continued value of feminist theorization of gender and power for understanding gendered violence.

You can find the entire special issue on new ways of thinking theoretically about violence against women and other gender-based violence, including Dr. Brubaker's commentary, at the following link: https://journals.sagepub.com/toc/vawa/27/5

This video is a short overview of my commentary for the Violence Against Women special issue Fall 2020.

Watch Dr. Martin D. Schwartz discuss his contribution to our latest special issue, in which he highlights the relationsh...
04/07/2021
Schwartz VAW

Watch Dr. Martin D. Schwartz discuss his contribution to our latest special issue, in which he highlights the relationship between sports, masculinities, and violence against women through the use of male peer support theory.

You can find the entire special issue on new ways to think theoretically about violence against women and other forms of gender-based violence, as well as Dr. Schwartz's contribution, at the following link: https://journals.sagepub.com/toc/vawa/27/5

Watch Dr. James Ptacek discuss his contribution to our latest special issue, in which he found that the different faces ...
03/31/2021
Ptacek Video

Watch Dr. James Ptacek discuss his contribution to our latest special issue, in which he found that the different faces of masculinity men display can conceal their abuse and cause their victims to feel trapped in abusive relationships.

You can find the special issue on new ways of thinking theoretically about violence against women and other gender-based violence, as well as Dr. Ptacek's contribution, at the following link: https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/1077801220958486

Watch Dr. Alesha Durfee discuss her contribution to our latest special issue, in which she suggests structural intersect...
03/24/2021
Alesha Durfee structural intersectionality special issue VAW

Watch Dr. Alesha Durfee discuss her contribution to our latest special issue, in which she suggests structural intersectionality reveals how the protective order process replicates broader social inequalities.

You can find the special issue on new ways of thinking theoretically about violence against women and other gender-based violence, as well as her contribution to the issue, at the following link: https://journals.sagepub.com/toc/vawa/27/5

In this video, Dr. Walter S. DeKeseredy introduces and discusses his contribution to the latest special issue of Violenc...
03/17/2021
Guest Editor's Introduction to Special Issue of Violence Against Women

In this video, Dr. Walter S. DeKeseredy introduces and discusses his contribution to the latest special issue of Violence Against Women: New Ways of Thinking Theoretically about Violence Against Women and Other Forms of Gender-Based Violence.

You can find the entire special issue, including his introduction and contribution, at the following link: https://journals.sagepub.com/toc/vawa/27/5

This video introduces viewers to a special issue of the journal Violence Against Women titled "New Ways of Thinking Theoretically About Violence Against Wome...

This paper examines the relationship between s*xist thinking and the acceptance of violence against women in partnership...
03/10/2021
Gender and the Nexus Between Preferences and Patriarchal Practices: Justifications of Intimate Partner Violence in the Dominican Republic - Cruz C. Bueno, Errol A. Henderson, 2020

This paper examines the relationship between s*xist thinking and the acceptance of violence against women in partnerships with men in the Dominican Republic.

In the Dominican Republic (DR), high rates of intimate partner violence (IPV) coexist with low rates of support for IPV. This raises questions about the actual ...

This article compares experiences of s*xual victimization and post-assault outcomes among heteros*xual and bis*xual unde...
03/03/2021
S*xual Victimization and Disordered Eating in Bis*xual Women: A Test of Objectification Theory - Samantha C. Holmes, Alexis M. DaFonseca, Dawn M. Johnson, 2020

This article compares experiences of s*xual victimization and post-assault outcomes among heteros*xual and bis*xual undergraduate women and explores factors that may help explain the association between s*xual victimization and disordered eating among bis*xual women.

The current study (a) ascertained whether there is a relationship between s*xual victimization (SV) and disordered eating (DE) among bis*xual women, (b) assesse...

This study of married couples in India found that unequal power relations, wife-beating attitudes, and controlling behav...
02/17/2021
Associations of Power Relations, Wife-Beating Attitudes, and Controlling Behavior of Husband With Domestic Violence Against Women in India: Insights From the National Family Health Survey–4 - Dinabandhu Mondal, Pintu Paul, 2021

This study of married couples in India found that unequal power relations, wife-beating attitudes, and controlling behavior of the husband all increased the risk of violence against women, emphasizing the need to prioritize girls’ education, enhance women’s autonomy, prevent child marriage, and promote gender equality in society to address the problem of spousal violence. https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/1077801220978794

This study assesses the relationship of power relations, attitudes toward wife-beating, and controlling behavior of husband with violence against women in India...

This study found that intimate partner violence negatively affects mothers' and children's behaviors in ways that can le...
02/03/2021
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This study found that intimate partner violence negatively affects mothers' and children's behaviors in ways that can lead to a downward spiral.

This article examines how violence affects the health and wellness of commercial female s*x workers in India and provide...
01/27/2021
Violence in Commercial S*x Work: A Case Study on the Impact of Violence Among Commercial Female S*x Workers in India and Strategies to Combat Violence - Satarupa Dasgupta, 2020

This article examines how violence affects the health and wellness of commercial female s*x workers in India and provides strategies to combat violence.

Violence is one of the primary contextual factors that significantly raise s*x workers’ s*xually transmitted infection risk. The current study examines how viol...

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**please sign this petition for justice for Kelsey Berreth** ▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪▪ PRESS RELEASE - On April 11th 2019, supporters of justice for Kelsey Berreth, the 29 yr old Colorado mother murdered on Thanksgiving, initiated an online petition to the Federal Justice department. Within the first 24 hours, over 1,000 signatures, were received. The petition requests the US Attorney for Colorado and the Federal Department for Violence against Women, review and assert the federal charge of Conspiracy to Murder, against the Twin Falls, Idaho co-conspirators identified via the testimony of Krystal Lee Kenney, in the murder of Kelsey Berreth. These charges will be in addition to state charges already asserted against Patrick Frazee and Krystal Lee Kenney. On May 2nd, the petition, along with notes, comments and a comprehensive list of all signatures, will be forwarded to the Justice Department. Link to Petition -----------------------
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