Transnational foundations for ethical practice in interventions against violence against women and child abuse

Kelly, Liz, Meysen, Thomas, Hagemann-White, Carol, Jalušić, Vlasta and Magalhães, Maria José (2016) Transnational foundations for ethical practice in interventions against violence against women and child abuse. Discussion Paper. University of Osnabrueck.

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Abstract

Increasing recognition of the private spheres of family, sexuality and interpersonal relationships as sites for violence has led to transformations in law and policy at national and international levels. There is now a broad consensus in Europe that the state has responsibilities to protect children and women from violence. To enter these arenas, however, is to encounter complex intersections of power relations with respect to gender, generation, race/ethnicity, nationality and faith: a matrix of rights and responsibilities which professionals have to navigate. In this paper we use the overarching concept of intervention, drawing on its etymology: venire - to go, inter - in-between or inside. Professionals are stepping into the lives of others, which raises a set of ethical issues and dilemmas, which also are linked to power: of the state, of belonging and knowing. Intervention as used here includes assessment, investigation, and legal measures alongside support, advocacy and counselling.

Item Type: Monograph (Discussion Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: interventions in violence against women; interventions in child abuse
Subjects: 300 Social sciences > 360 Social problems & services; associations
Department: School of Social Sciences
Depositing User: Generic CWASU
Date Deposited: 04 Jun 2018 10:07
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2018 10:07
URI: http://repository.londonmet.ac.uk/id/eprint/1523

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