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History and Memories of the Domestic Violence Movement


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Introduction Everything seemed to change at once: women's liberation and the women's movement(s) from the 1960s Women's liberation: strands, debates, transformations The violence against women movements burst into life Taking on rape and sexual violence, as well as domestic abuse A radical women's politics: the light of innovation and new ways to organise Wider feminist principles and domestic violence: making a new world As time went on: the movements on domestic violence and harmful practices grow Struggling to change: campaigns, laws, and local and global strategies Activist responses, justice and shelters (refuges) across the world Expanding the movements, gaining the evidence: feminist research and transnational action End word

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Gill Hague is Professor Emerita of Violence Against Women Studies at the University of Bristol and has been an activist, practitioner and researcher on violence against women nationally and internationally since the early 1970s. She was a founder of the Centre for Gender and Violence Research, School for Policy Studies at University of Bristol and has over 130 publications on violence against women including eight books. Hague has received both a CBE and an Emma Humphreys Memorial Prize for her life's work on gender violence.


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