Meeting Women On Their Terms | RHRealityCheck.org

Meeting Women On Their Terms | RHRealityCheck.org

Posted using ShareThis

[This article is about reproductive rights. However, we cite it here to demonstrate the value of community education in changing attitudes about domestic violence in immigrant women.]

Although domestic violence is still a problem in both communities, women in the Dominican Republic reported often feeling as if they had to resign themselves to a situation of violence due to their economic dependence on their partners. Women in the U.S., however, reported being aware of their rights and options in a violent situation, and felt more empowered to get themselves out of a dangerous situation.

The importance of community and conversation cannot be overestimated – and is ultimately one of the best tools that we have when approaching public health.

Meeting Women On Their Terms | RHRealityCheck.org

----

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s