Every 90 Seconds: Our Common Cause Ending Violence Against Women

Oxford Univ. May 2022. 240p. ISBN 9780197545744. $27.95. PSYCH
DePrince (psychology, Univ. of Denver), an internationally recognized expert in violence against women, argues for the need to change how we address the ongoing issue of violence against women. DePrince asserts that violence against women is not just a problem for the abused or the abuser, it is a societal problem. Issues include gun violence, poverty, the overburdened healthcare system, and more importantly the trauma experienced by children who witness domestic violence in their homes. These issues are inextricably linked to violence against women. The book is well researched and provides examples throughout of opportunities to address ending violence against women. As the author points out in the last chapter, a collaborative approach is required to identify solutions to address the problem. To bring about an end to the problem we need to use our collective knowledge, passion, and commitment to social issues that can bring about an end to violence against women.
VERDICT This excellent book would be of interest to researchers, students in social work programs, and anyone who has an interest in the issue of violence against women.
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