New publication on gender and violence

22.08.2002
What happens to children who experience domestic violence? Do the authorities believe women who claim to have been raped? Is violence part of the masculine identity? These and other questions are treated in the new Tema Nord report from the Nordic Council of Ministers: Gender and violence in the Nordic countries – Report from a conference in Køge, Denmark 23-24 November 2001.
What happens to children who experience domestic violence? Do the authorities believe women who claim to have been raped? Is violence part of the masculine identity? These and other questions are treated in the new Tema Nord report from the Nordic Council of Ministers: Gender and violence in the Nordic countries – Report from a conference in Køge, Denmark 23-24 November 2001.

The report presents 36 contributions, 22 of which in English, and is divided into three main sections:
1. Victimization
2. Parenthood and children
3. Masculinity, culture & cultures

– The report gives an overview of the state of knowledge, as well as ongoing research, in this field of research in the Nordic countries. Violence is both a social, individual and cultural problem, which must be dealt with more efficiently than it has been so far. Parallel to practical measures, research is needed. A new type of problematisation, conceptual development and theorisation – especially with a gender perspective – is necessary to advance work against violence, says programme co-ordinator and co-editor of the report, Maria Eriksson.

The objective of the Nordic Council of Ministers’ programme Gender and violence – a Nordic research programme 2000-2004 is an improved overview of existing knowledge inside and outside the Nordic countries, and the promotion of new knowledge on gender and violence. The programme arranged the conference resulting in this report. The programme’s administrator is the Nordic Academy for Advanced Study (NorFA) in Oslo, Norway.

Questions about the report?
Maria Eriksson
Programme co-ordinator
Uppsala University
Box 821
SE-751 08 Uppsala, Sweden
Tel: + 46 18 471 34 55
Fax: + 46 18 471 11 70

The report can be downloaded in pdf format here at NorFAs pages.
It can also be ordered from the sales and distribution department of the Nordic Council of Ministers: Sune S. Sørensen, tel. + 45 33 96 04 09 / fax (+45) 3311 0345.

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