Intimate partner violence and housing: eroding women's citizenship

Carole Zufferey, Donna Chung, Suzanne Franzway, Sarah Wendt, Nicole Moulding

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    Intimate partner violence (IPV) is an extreme example of gender inequality that compromises women’s citizenship. This article discusses the effects of IPV on women’s housing circumstances based on the findings of a large national Australian survey. The analysis found that IPV erodes women’s citizenship, which includes their access to safe and affordable housing, connections to “home,” and participation in community life. Drawing on notions of gendered citizenship, this article provides new understandings about how women negotiate housing as a key dimension of citizenship in the context of IPV.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)463-478
    Number of pages16
    JournalAffilia: Journal of Women and Social Work
    Issue number4
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2016


    • gendered citizenship
    • homelessness
    • housing
    • intimate partner violence


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