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Intimate Partner Violence in Finland (2021)

Holma, J., Päivinen, H., Siltala, H., & Kaikkonen, S. (2021). Intimate Partner Violence in Finland. In S. M. Stith, & C. M. Spencer (Eds.), International Perspectives on Intimate Partner Violence : Challenges and Opportunities (pp. 65-75). Springer. AFTA SpringerBriefs in Family Therapy. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-74808-1_8

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Publication details

All authors or editors: Holma, Juha; Päivinen, Helena; Siltala, Heli; Kaikkonen, Salla

Parent publication: International Perspectives on Intimate Partner Violence : Challenges and Opportunities

Parent publication editors: Stith, Sandra M.; Spencer, Chelsea M.

ISBN: 978-3-030-74807-4

eISBN: 978-3-030-74808-1

Journal or series: AFTA SpringerBriefs in Family Therapy

ISSN: 2196-5528

eISSN: 2196-5536

Publication year: 2021

Pages range: 65-75

Number of pages in the book: 131

Publisher: Springer

Place of Publication: Cham

Publication country: Switzerland

Publication language: English

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-74808-1_8

Publication open access: Not open

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Publication is parallel published (JYX): https://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/78598


High prevalence of intimate partner violence against women and high levels of gender equality in Finland yield to what has been called the “Nordic paradox.” It has been argued that the high level of gender equality has caused the need for IPV interventions and especially the gendered perspective to be overlooked. However, there has been recent and ongoing development in IPV intervention and prevention in regard to perpetrator programs, couple therapy, and programs to address post-separation stalking. Training programs for social and healthcare professionals and the police have been developed, as well as for teachers and other professionals at school. We hope the current government’s new action plan for combating violence against women will contribute to the development of efficient interventions.

Keywords: intimate partner violence; intervention; prevention; challenges; cultural dependence; gendering

Free keywords: Cultural context; Finland

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Ministry reporting: Yes

Reporting Year: 2021

JUFO rating: 2

Last updated on 2022-20-09 at 13:23