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close this bookStrategies for Confronting Domestic Violence - A Resource Manual (UN, 1993, 130 p.)
close this folderVIII. Preventing domestic violence
View the documentA. The need to stop domestic violence
View the documentB. Education may be the key to stopping domestic violence
View the documentC. Prevention strategies
Open this folder and view contentsD. Raising public awareness
View the documentE. Family life education
View the documentF. Elderly and disabled women

B. Education may be the key to stopping domestic violence

As researchers explore the multi-faceted causes of domestic violence, more information is becoming available to guide efforts to prevent violence. Many experts see education as the key preventive tool. Education can expose the direct and underlying causes which contribute to domestic violence. Education can help build an understanding of the impact and consequences of violence and promote non-violent alternatives and lifestyles.

The goals of educational strategies are:

· To raise awareness
· To change attitudes
· To develop skills to deal with violence and prevent it from recurring.