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“Battered Mothers Speak Out: Participatory Human Rights Documentation as a Model for Research and Activism in the United States”

Slote, Kim Y.
June 4, 2015

Source: (2005) Violence Against Women. 11(11):1367-1395.

This article describes the work of the Battered Mothers’ Testimony Project, a multi-year effort that documented human rights violations against battered women and their children
in the Massachusetts family court system. This article (a) presents the Battered Mothers’ Testimony Project’s participatory human rights methodology as an alternative
model for research and activism on violence against women and children in the United States, (b) summarizes the authors’ findings and human rights analysis of how the Massachusetts
family courts handled custody and visitation in specified cases involving partner and child abuse, and (c) discusses U.S. obligations under international human rights
law and the value of a human rights approach to violence against women and children in the United States.

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