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Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/1807/32411

Title: Being Undocumented & Intimate Partner Violence (IPV): Multiple Vulnerabilities Through the Lens of Feminist Intersectionality
Authors: Adams, Margaret E.
Campbell, Jacquelyn
Keywords: ABUSED IMMIGRANT WOMEN
DOMESTIC VIOLENCE
IMMIGRANTS
IMMIGRATION DOMESTIC VIOLENCE LAWS
INTERSECTIONALITY
INTERPERSONAL VIOLENCE
INTIMATE PARTNER VIOLENCE
UNDOCUMENTED
VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN
VAWA
Issue Date: May-2012
Publisher: UTSC Printing Services, University of Toronto Scarborough
Citation: Women's Health and Urban Life, Vol 11 (1), pg 15-34
Abstract: The 3.2 million undocumented women living in the U.S. today are among the most socially, economically and legally marginalized in our society, and subsequently the most vulnerable to Intimate Partner Violence (IPV). Intersecting factors of gender, ethnicity, and legal status expose undocumented women to multiplicative vulnerabilities and negative health effects. Isolation, fear of deportation, and limited access to social services both perpetuate IPV and prevent women from seeking help. While the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) legal reforms help abused immigrant women seek citizenship and safety, many barriers (emotional, financial, and logistical) still remain. Furthermore, the perpetual stress of being undocumented places women at increased biological risk for negative health effects. Clinician interventions include patient education, documentation, advocacy and further research.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1807/32411
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