Is Physical Violence not the only Form of Intimate Partner Violence (IPV)?

A review of perspectives on IPV among African women and men

Authored by: Anita Kalunta-Crumpton

The Routledge Handbook on Africana Criminologies

Print publication date:  December  2020
Online publication date:  December  2020

Print ISBN: 9780367435721
eBook ISBN: 9781003004424
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Is physical violence not the only form of intimate partner violence? A few immigrant Nigerian women raised this question in February 2019 during an immigration outreach to members of the immigrant Nigerian community in Texas. The outreach, organized by a community-based organization in Texas, was a listening session geared towards providing undocumented immigrant Nigerian men and women with immigration-related assistance. As the facilitator of one of the breakout sessions, I was privy to some of the intimate partner accounts of a few undocumented Nigerian women who were unaware of the array of acts of abuse against women that not only constitute IPV, but also fall under the legislative protection available to undocumented victims of IPV.

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