Abstract

This article examines the state of domestic violence in Puerto Rico. It investigates the ways by which grassroots movements and governmental agencies work collaboratively and independently towards the eradication of violence and discrimination against women on the islands. It also explores the island's past experience in managing change to create systems and programs that ensure women's human rights and gender equality. It analyzes related legal reform in Puerto Rico within the context of human rights.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1085-794X
Print ISSN
0275-0392
Pages
pp. 790-825
Launched on MUSE
2011-07-29
Open Access
No
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