Patriarchy's Link to Intimate Partner Violence: Applications to Survivors’ Asylum Claims

Eligibility for asylum for survivors of intimate partner violence (IPV) has recently been contested. We summarize social science evidence to show how such survivors generally meet asylum criteria. Studies consistently show a relationship between patriarchal factors and IPV, thereby establishing a ke...

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Authors: Saunders, Daniel G. (Author) ; Jiwatram-Negrón, Tina (Author) ; Nanasi, Natalie (Author) ; Cardenas, Iris (Author)
Format: Electronic Article
Language:English
Published: 2023
In: Violence against women
Year: 2023, Volume: 29, Issue: 11, Pages: 1998-2021
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Summary:Eligibility for asylum for survivors of intimate partner violence (IPV) has recently been contested. We summarize social science evidence to show how such survivors generally meet asylum criteria. Studies consistently show a relationship between patriarchal factors and IPV, thereby establishing a key asylum criterion that women are being persecuted because of their status as women. Empirical support is also provided for other asylum criteria, specifically: patriarchal norms contribute to state actors’ unwillingness to protect survivors, and survivors’ political opinions are linked to an escalation of perpetrators’ violence. The findings have implications for policy reform and supporting individual asylum-seekers.
ISSN:1552-8448
DOI:10.1177/10778012221132299