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Annotated Bibliography



MacCulloch, C. (1997). Domestic violence: Private pain, public issue. The IDB Special Report. Washington, DC: Inter-American Development Bank. Language: English

This special report of the Inter-American Development Bank explores the issue of domestic violence in Latin American countries. Through statistics and personal accounts, the author presents compelling information regarding the seriousness and pervasiveness of the problem, the cost of violence, and the potential role of the press to bring the problem “out of the closet.”

Maciak, B.J., Guzman, R., Santiago, A., Villalobos, G., & Israel, B.A. (1999).  Establishing LA VIDA: A community-based partnership to prevent intimate violence against Latina women.  Health Education & Behavior, 26(6), 821-840. Language: English

LA VIDA is a Southwest Detroit partnership to prevent intimate partner violence against Latina women and this article describes the evolution of LA VIDA. It provides information regarding the increase of IPV against Latina women in the United States and the cultural and historical context of Southwest Detroit. The highlights of the article are the process of forming LA VIDA partnerships, development, and program planning. The process includes: mobilizing diverse partners; management, staffing, and group process; establishing an identity: mission and goals statement, community diagnosis and needs assessment activities; program planning within an ecological framework; and integrating evaluation within the development process. It also provides implications for health education.

Madriz, E. (1997). "Latina teenagers: Victimization, Identity, and Fear of Crime". Social Justice, 24, 39-55. Language: English

Examines how Latinas from the ages of 13-19 construct and express their views about crime, criminals, and their possibilities of victimization; based on focus groups and in-depth interviews in New York City (Manhattan, Brooklyn, and the Bronx) and surrounding suburban areas, between October 1994 and the summer of 1995.

Mata, M. & Pola, M. J. (2001). Sistematización de Indicadores de Violencia Doméstica y Sexual en República Dominicana, 1999-2001 [Systematization of Markers for Domestic and Sexual Violence I the Dominican Republic, 1999-2000]. Santiago, Dominican Re

This book is the result of a collaborative effort between two community based organizations in the Dominican Republic who work in the area of gender violence: CEAPA, the Aquelarre Assistance Center in Santo Domingo and NAM, the Women Assistance Unit in Santiago. OXFAM provided funding for this coordinated research project. Given the historically low support for academic research in the country, data regarding violence against women are often established based on newspaper accounts or informal surveys. The purpose of this project was to: systematize the collection and organization of data collected throughout the country in the years 1999-2000. The book provides statistics regarding prevalence rates for domestic and sexual violence, as well as sociodemographic characteristics of victims, among many other variables. The book cover uses as background the names of all the women and children who died as a result of violence in their homes during the two years of the study.

Mattson, S. & Rodríguez, E. (1999). "Battering pregnant Latinas." Issues in Mental Health Nursing, 20, 405-422. Language: English

This study used qualitative and quantitative methods to determine the prevalence and type of abuse, level of acculturation, and self-esteem of pregnant Latinas in three sites: urban Arizona, rural Arizona, and Mexico. Focus groups with women from each site also explored their perceptions of battering, available resources, and how Mexican culture influenced the phenomenon of battering. Women in rural Arizona reported the highest prevalence of abuse and highest level of acculturation.

Maturana, H., Coddou, F., Montenegro, H. Kuntsmann, G., & Méndez, C. L. (1995). Violencia en sus Distintos Ambitos de Expresión [Violence in its Different Realms of Expression]. Santiago, Chile: Dolmen Ediciones. Language: Spanish

This book is the result of a forum organized to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the Family Therapy Institute in Santiago, Chile. Each chapter presents a paper given at the forum. Themes include violence and media, relationship violence, violence and suicide, violence in ideologies, and biology and violence.