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An Online Resource Library on Gender-Based Violence.

Creating Sustainable Safety for Battered Women

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Excerpt: “Safety that is created for battered women (the condition of being free of danger, injury, or damage) must be transformed from immediate protection to long-term and sustainable safety -- that is, independent of others’ facilitation and under her control. Whether we are assessing risks, advocating for an individual, making policies, or evaluating programs, thinking critically and broadly about women’s safety undoubtedly enhances the effectiveness of our work on behalf of battered women.”