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A community-based qualitative study to explore the experience and understandings of intimate partner violence among female sex workers and their intimate partners in Karnataka, India

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dc.contributor.supervisor Bruce, Sharon (Community Health Sciences) en_US
dc.contributor.author Blanchard, Andrea Katryn
dc.date.accessioned 2015-04-06T16:52:46Z
dc.date.available 2015-04-06T16:52:46Z
dc.date.issued 2015-04-06
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1993/30341
dc.description.abstract A qualitative exploratory study informed by a community-based research model was conducted, involving the non-governmental organization Karnataka Health Promotion Trust, and community-based organization Chaitanya Mahila Sangha led by women in sex work, in India at each stage of the study. In-depth interviews were conducted by community research investigators among a purposive sample of 21 female sex workers and male intimate partners in Bagalkot district, Karnataka, India to explore how they describe their experience and understandings of intimate partner violence (IPV). The results show the social significance of intimate relationships as well as the interplay of multi-leveled issues underlying the vulnerability to intimate partner violence among sex-workers. The findings support the need for structural interventions working not only on the individual and relationship levels to address relevant triggers of violence, but also the community and societal levels, with the integral involvement of community partners, to more effectively address vulnerability to IPV. en_US
dc.subject community-based research en_US
dc.subject intimate partner violence en_US
dc.subject qualitative en_US
dc.subject sex work en_US
dc.title A community-based qualitative study to explore the experience and understandings of intimate partner violence among female sex workers and their intimate partners in Karnataka, India en_US
dc.degree.discipline Community Health Sciences en_US
dc.contributor.examiningcommittee Lorway, Rob (Community Health Sciences) Mignone, Javier (Community Health Sciences) Deane, Lawrence (Social Work) en_US
dc.degree.level Master of Science (M.Sc.) en_US
dc.description.note May 2015 en_US


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