Centro de Investigação e Intervenção Educativas, Faculdade de Psicologia e de Ciências da Educação da Universidade do Porto, Portugal
Intimate partner violence (IPV): A problem and a symptom in the panorama of violence(s) over women
Intimate partner violence (IPV) has been sometimes recognized as a problem that affects women and men and undermines democracy. Known as problem, IPV is also a symptom in the panorama of violence(s) over women, which not always have been acknowledged and have been veiled under notions such as «discrimination» or «inequality». After reflecting upon these interrelated violence(s), this article builds on the analysis of key documents to reflect upon IPV in Portugal, in the European context, as a specific form of violence among others within the family space. The argument is set on the viable utopia of nonviolent women-and-men-friendly life construction, the search for a more authentic democracy.
social violence; intimate partner violence; women-and-men-friendly modes of life