Family/intimate partner violence is a serious social problem, with women and children victimized at profoundly higher rates than adult males. Although the domestic violence community has worked tirelessly to develop programs to reach culturally diverse women, Cape Verdean women continue to be underserved and misunderstood. The Cape Verdean Women’s Project was a qualitative study with women who shared their experiences with intimate partner violence. A feminist theoretical framework offers a foundation for examining the Cape Verdean women’s experiences with intimate partner violence and for developing recommendations for working with the community to develop intervention and prevention strategies. This article presents research findings that include: Cape Verdean women’s perceptions of intimate partner violence, their strength and resilience, code of silence, and culture and violence. The article concludes with recommendations for social change.
Thomas, Dawna M..
Breaking Their Silence on Intimate Partner Violence: Discussions with Cape Verdean Women.
Journal of Cape Verdean Studies, 3(1), 66-91.
Available at: http://vc.bridgew.edu/jcvs/vol3/iss1/5
Copyright © 2018 Dawna M. Thomas