RHEA-director Prof. Dr. Gily Coene and RHEA-members Eva Vergaert and Prof. Dr. Sophie Withaeckx have edited a special issue of Tijdschrift voor Genderstudies on the subject of Intimate Partner Violence (IPV). Despite decades of activism, research, theory development, and policymaking, the problem of intimate partner violence remains a major societal and health problem. This volume present contemporary research on intimate partner violence that engages with the legacies of feminist and intersectional theorising. Despite its societal impact and its central role in the development of feminist and intersectional research, IPV – particularly in Belgium and the Netherlands – remains under-researched, and feminist perspectives in particular are too often discredited in favour of gender-neutral approaches. The contributions in this special issue demonstrate that gender does matter, whether the parties involved are male, female, or queer, and that inequalities based on intersecting identity characteristics importantly shape how violence is experienced. This edited volume highlights some new and interesting research on this topic and brings together scholars from various disciplines.
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Coene, G., Vergaert, E., & Withaeckx, S. (2021). Researching intimate partner violence. Gender, intersectionality and policymaking. Tijdschrift voor Genderstudies, 24(2), 83-88. https://doi.org/10.5117/TVGN2021.2.001.COEN