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Watson, Dorothy and Parsons, Sara (2005) Domestic abuse of women and men in Ireland: report on the national study of domestic abuse. Dublin: Stationery Office.

The study was based on a survey conducted by the ESRI of a nationally representative statistical sample of over 3,000 adult women and men, as well as focus group interviews with Traveller and immigrant women.
Making a distinction between severe abuse, the two types of behaviour differ in their impact and in the profiles of those affected. The study focuses on severe abuse which is likely to call for an intervention from the Criminal Justice System and/or place demands on support services for victims.
The key findings shows that 15 per cent of women (or about one in seven) and six per cent of men (or one in 16) have experienced severely abusive behaviour of a physical, sexual or emotional nature from an intimate partner at some time in their lives. The survey suggests that in the region of 213,000 women and 88,000 men in Ireland have been severely abused by a partner.


Item Type
Report
Publication Type
Irish-related, Report
Drug Type
All substances
Date
2005
Call No
MM26.6, VH4.2
Pages
224 p.
Publisher
Stationery Office
Place of Publication
Dublin
ISBN
0-7557-7089-7
Notes
Includes references, appendices and tables.
EndNote
Accession Number
HRB 3398 (Available)

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