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Soc Work. 1996 May;41(3):261-8.

Empowering battered women transnationally: the case for postmodern interventions.

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Department of Social Welfare, University of California, Los Angeles 90095-1656, USA.


Violence against women by their intimate partners remains a leading cause of injury and death to women worldwide. Governments around the globe are searching for appropriate solutions to woman abuse. This article examines transnational legal interventions instituted to respond to the problem of intimate violence and assesses the propriety of the criminal model on which they are based. Using postmodern social work theory and practice, the article promotes the idea of a more workable alternative response to the problem--a domestic violence commission that places control over her actions and reactions in the hands of the battered woman.

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