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Conceptualising intimate partner sexual violence: Danger and harm to victim-survivors and the role of persistent myths

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posted on 29.08.2018, 00:00 by Marika Guggisberg
Sexual violence is a global problem and most commonly it is perpetrated within a current or former intimate relationship. Intimate partner sexual violence (IPSV) is not well understood and more insight is required to adequately assist victim-survivors affected by this crime. It is concerning that the common misconception of perpetrators being strangers still persists. This chapter will expand on existing knowledge about victims of IPSV. It draws from a larger feminist-informed Australian study that included in -depth interviews with women who self-identified as victim-survivors of IPSV and integrates current knowledge to better explain and understand this phenomenon. First person narratives will provide insight into personal experiences of victimised women. They illustrate the complex interplay of IPSV with women's struggle to resist. Future directions will be discussed including challenging persistent myths that need to be addressed along with intervention and prevention recommendations.

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Editor

Guggisberg M; Henricksen J

Parent Title

Violence against women in the 21st Century: Challenges and future directions

Start Page

29

End Page

56

Number of Pages

28

ISBN-13

9781536136500

Publisher

Nova Science Publishers

Place of Publication

Hauppauge, NY.

Open Access

No

Author Research Institute

Queensland Centre for Domestic and Family Violence

Era Eligible

Yes

Number of Chapters

9

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