Hitting Home: The Perception and Understanding of domestic Abuse within Polish Migrant Women.
(2015) Hitting Home: The Perception and Understanding of domestic Abuse within Polish Migrant Women., no. 56.
The issue of domestic abuse is a concept which affects women across the globe. This study looks at the factors which separate Polish migrant women's experience of domestic abuse from traditional 'mainstream' cases of women residing in Scotland. Data collected, using semi-structured interviews with support workers, were analysed through a thematical framework. This generated themes such as control, alcohol, religion and immigration status. The conclusions generated from this study suggest Migrant women's experience of domestic abuse differs somewhat from mainstream cases. Highlighting the importance of tailored support for the survivors involved. Keywords: Domestic abuse, feminist, Polish, migrant, intersectionality.