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Nevala S. J. Interpers. Violence 2017; 32(12): 1792-1820.


(Copyright © 2017, SAGE Publishing)






Research on intimate partner violence has suggested that not all violence is the same. This article builds upon earlier research on coercive control--or intimate terrorism--and examines the experiences of women who can be assessed as having experienced coercive controlling violence both in terms of the types of violent incidents they experience and the impact and consequences of the most serious incident of violence by an intimate partner. The article explores differences across the 28 European Union (EU) Member States in terms of coercive control and type of violence used. The results--based on data from the first EU-wide survey on violence against women by the EU Agency for Fundamental Rights--are further considered in terms of their association with gender equality. The results show that, in the EU, violence against women perpetrated under coercive control differs from other forms of violence as it involves more serious forms of violence and has a bigger impact in terms of its varied consequences. Countries where women indicated lower levels of coercive control are shown as scoring higher on a measure of gender equality, in contrast with earlier interpretations of the survey findings concerning the relationship between survey measures of physical and/or sexual violence and gender equality. The analysis supports the need to differentiate between various types of intimate partner violence against women--including violence under coercive control--in the European context, both in terms of research to better understand violence and for interventions to prevent violence.

Language: en


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