(A) Africans and domestic violence Dr. Grace Mose Okongo lecture

Dr. Grace Mose Okongo provide a presentation that offers the audience a context for understanding and working with various African communities to address domestic violence. These insights are essential to developing a increased perspective about how battered women are affected but also how men are taught to believe is acceptable based on cultural beliefs and practices.

Change is Good and Necessary!

SEEKING TO REDUCE INTIMATE PARTNER VIOLENCE IN THE BLACK COMMUNITY

WOMEN IN ABUSE


The following videos will present the challenges that African Women face as they address Gender Based Violence or Intimate Partner Violence (GBV or IPV) within their country of origin or as immigrants in the United States. 


African Women’s experiences associated with GBV are different than victims of abuse within the United States. There are different sets of hurdles they must overcome that are not faced in the same way by U.S. born women. It is imperative to get a handle on their challenges rather than merely superimposing  our conventional approaches with them that may result in greater vulnerabilities for safety and capacity to reduce violence within each representative country or immigrants and ethnic community

(B) Battered Latina Women and the Court-The Case of Carmen

This presentation will explore the challenges Latina battered U.S. born, immigrant and refugee women may face at the hands of their husband. This presentation will feature a skit that comes from the lived experience of such victims of abuse. Issues of culture, context, country and fear may play in domestic violence. Contributors include key informants, DV advocates, Judges, and Scholars when it comes to violence in the African Community.

(B) African Battered Women and the Courts-The Case of Doussou

This presentation will explore the challenges African battered immigrant and refugee women may face at the hands of their husband. Issues of culture, context, traditional gender roles may play in domestic violence. Contributors include key informants, DV advocates, Judges, and Scholars when it comes to violence in the African Community.

(B) African American Battered Women and the Court-The Case of Lisa

This video tells the story of African American battered women and some challenges they say they experience in the U.S. courts associated with domestic violence cases.  Produced by Dr. Oliver WilliamsThis presentation will explore the challenges Latina battered U.S. born, immigrant and refugee women may face at the hands of their husband. This presentation will feature a skit that comes from the lived experience of such victims of abuse. Issues of culture, context, country and fear may play in domestic violence. Contributors include key informants, DV advocates, Judges, and Scholars when it comes to violence in the African Community.