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maria wemrell

Maria Wemrell

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maria wemrell

Professionals’ Views on the Comparatively Low Prevalence of Intimate Partner Violence Against Women in Spain. Violence Against Women

Author

  • Arabella Castro
  • Marisol Lila
  • Enrique Gracia
  • Maria Wemrell

Summary, in English

The aim of this study was to understand the reasons why Spain has one of the lowest prevalence rates of intimate partner violence against women (IPVAW) in the European Union. Using a qualitative and inductive research approach, a total of five focus groups (n = 19) and 10 unstructured interviews with key informants were conducted. Three main categories were identified as possible explanations of the relatively low prevalence of IPVAW in Spain: law and policy, social awareness, and cultural patterns. Lessons learned and implications to improve future macrolevel intervention and prevention strategies are discussed.

Department/s

  • Department of Gender Studies
  • Social Epidemiology

Publishing year

2021

Language

English

Publication/Series

Violence Against Women

Document type

Journal article

Publisher

SAGE Publications

Topic

  • Health Care Service and Management, Health Policy and Services and Health Economy

Status

Published

Research group

  • Social Epidemiology

ISBN/ISSN/Other

  • ISSN: 1077-8012