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Violence in the Home is a Global Phenomenon: Immigrant and Refugee Power and Control Wheel

General Material
Published Date
January, 2002

The wheel describes abusive tactics that batterers use to control their victims, focusing on how they may be experienced by battered immigrant and refugee women. The types of violence against women that are included on the wheel's perimeter are female genital mutilation, torture, rape, sexual abuse, honor killing, burning and acid throwing. A short description provides contextual information about the unique barriers faced by immigrant and refugee battered women in the U.S.