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NCJ Number: 147973 Find in a Library
Author(s): J R Agtuca
Date Published: 1994
Page Count: 70
Sponsoring Agency: Seal Press
Seattle, WA 98121-1028
Publication Number: ISBN 1-878067-44-3
Sale Source: Seal Press
3131 Western Avenue
Suite 410
Seattle, WA 98121-1028
United States of America
Type: Issue Overview
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This book is about three Filipinas who were battered by their husbands. The book also examines the abuse that many Filipinas live with every day.
Abstract: The book includes the personal experiences of three women, including the effects of domestic trauma on their children. There are chapters on the reasons behind domestic violence, and how the law can help protect victims. There is a section on ending domestic violence, and information on whom to call for help (battered women's shelters and hotlines). While the author discusses only violence by a husband or boyfriend, she notes that Filipino lesbians and gay men are also battered by abusive partners. Resources for gays and lesbians are included in the book. Footnotes
Main Term(s): Victims of Crime
Index Term(s): Abused women; Domestic assault; Statistics
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