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Theoretical Perspectives on Understanding Gender-Based Violence

Theoretical Perspectives on Understanding Gender-Based Violence
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Author(s): Jeffrey Kurebwa (Bindura University of Science Education, Zimbabwe)
Copyright: 2023
Pages: 15
Source title: Research Anthology on Modern Violence and Its Impact on Society
Source Author(s)/Editor(s): Information Resources Management Association (USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-6684-7464-8.ch020


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This study focuses on the various theoretical perspectives that have been developed by various scholars to understand gender-based violence (GBV). These theories are very important as they influence on the interventions that can be taken to reduce GBV. The following nine theoretical perspectives will be discussed in this article: psychological, sociological, feminism, exchange, resources, stress, economic exclusion, intersectional, and ecological. This study will look at the strength and weaknesses of all the theoretical perspectives.

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