Dragonslippers: This Is What an Abusive Relationship Looks Like

By Dr Elżbieta Klimek-Dominiak Lockdowns caused by the Covid-19 pandemic brought renewed public attention to the rise in the level of intimate partner violence (Peitzmeier et al., 2022). Scholars have already established in the 1970s that domestic violence is a gendered phenomenon and that it predominantly affects women (Walker, 1979). The World Health Organisation continues to identify violence against women (including intimate partner violence and sexual violence) as “a major public health problem and violation of women’s human rights” (WHO ”Violence Against Women”). WHO estimates that approximately 30% of women worldwide were affected by it and 27% of them experienced … Continue reading Dragonslippers: This Is What an Abusive Relationship Looks Like