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Morrison, A. R. & Biehl, M. L. (Eds.) (1999). Too Close to Home: Domestic Violence in the Americas. Baltimore, MD: The John Hopkins University Press. Language: English

This book is a collection of essays by international authorities ranging from psychologists and doctors to economists and communication experts. Several authors analyze the economic and health costs imposed by domestic violence, documenting that domestic violence is both a serious public health issue and a severe impediment to economic development. Others examine promising approaches that have been used to combat domestic violence, including community treatment and prevention networks, telephone hotlines, judicial and police reform, anti-violence curricula in primary and secondary schools, street theater, and creative use of the mass media. The book is based on the 1997 IDB conference, "Domestic Violence in Latin America and the Caribbean: Costs, Programs and Policies."

Morrison, A. R. & Orlando, M. B. (N.D.) El impacto socio-económico de la violencia doméstica en contra la mujer en Chile y Nicaragua [The socio-economic impact of domestic violence against women in Chile and Nicaragua]. Washington, DC: Banco Interame

This document, prepared by the authors for the Interamerican Development Bank, provides sobering statistics regarding domestic violence throughout Latin America. The authors explore the economic impact of domestic violence in these societies, as well as the social repercussions on the children of abused women. They discuss the intergenerational transmission of violence as a possible consequence of childhood witnessing of violence. The study provides quantitative estimates of the economic and social cost of domestic violence in Chile and Nicaragua, two countries chosen because of its great dissimilarity due to their differing economic stages of development.

Mujer en un Mundo Globalizado [Women in a World of Globalization]. (2002). Memoria del Taller para Agentes de Pastoral [Proceedings from a Workshop for Pastoral Ministers]. Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic: Centro Antonio Montesino/Centro de Estudio

These proceedings from a workshop for pastoral ministers hosted by two Jesuit research and dissemination centers In the Dominican Republic contains papers regarding the status of women, advances and obstacles in the judicial system, domestic violence as a social issue affecting women’s development, and theological foundations of women’s participation in society. The workshop utilized a participatory dynamic, in which professionals and community members formed panels to create a discussion that included voices of women from many different segments of the population. The proceedings reflect this diversity.

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