Knowledge and Know-how: the Role of Self-Defence in the Prevention of Violence Against Women

Kelly, Liz and Sharp-Jeffs, Nicola (2016) Knowledge and Know-how: the Role of Self-Defence in the Prevention of Violence Against Women. Project Report. EU Parliament, Brussels, Brussels.

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This study, commissioned by the European Parliament Policy Department for Citizens’ Rights and Constitutional Affairs upon request by the FEMM Committee, examined research on the effectiveness of self-defence and its place in policies at EU and Member State levels. It concludes that there is a growing evidence base that feminist self-defence can be effective in preventing violence. Whilst references to self-defence are present in the EU and Council of Europe policy documents, they are not substantial and yet to be developed into a coherent approach. Self-defence should be considered a promising practice and be better promoted and supported. More space should be made for it in policy, financing and research.

Item Type: Monograph (Project Report)
Uncontrolled Keywords: self-defence; self-defence, government policies on; violence against women, prevention of
Subjects: 300 Social sciences > 360 Social problems & services; associations
Department: School of Social Sciences (to June 2021)
School of Social Sciences and Professions
Depositing User: Generic CWASU
Date Deposited: 31 May 2018 08:58
Last Modified: 19 Jul 2021 16:04
URI: http://repository.londonmet.ac.uk/id/eprint/1479

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