Divorce in the context of domestic violence against women in Vietnam

Vu, Ha Song, Schuler, Sidney, Hoang, Tu Anh and Quach, Trang (2014) Divorce in the context of domestic violence against women in Vietnam. Culture, Health and Sexuality, 16 6: 634-647. doi:10.1080/13691058.2014.896948

Author Vu, Ha Song
Schuler, Sidney
Hoang, Tu Anh
Quach, Trang
Title Divorce in the context of domestic violence against women in Vietnam
Journal name Culture, Health and Sexuality   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1369-1058
Publication date 2014-04-14
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/13691058.2014.896948
Volume 16
Issue 6
Start page 634
End page 647
Total pages 14
Place of publication Abingdon, Oxon, United Kingdom
Publisher Routledge
Language eng
Abstract This paper examines obstacles for women who face domestic violence in making decisions about divorce and in seeking and securing support for a divorce. The research was undertaken in the context of a project in one district of a coastal province in Vietnam that sought to reduce gender based-violence and mitigate its effects. Data from in-depth interviews and focus-group discussions are used to examine abused women's attitudes, strategies and behaviours and the responses of people in their communities and in the support system established by the project. The findings show that social norms supporting marriage discourage abused women from seeking divorce and, in some cases, any kind of support, and discourage community-based support networks, police and local court systems from providing effective assistance to these women.
Keyword Divorce
Domestic violence
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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