The First Casualty: Violence Against Women in Canadian Military Communities

TitleThe First Casualty: Violence Against Women in Canadian Military Communities
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication2002
AuthorsHarrison, Deborah
Number of Pages256
PublisherJ. Lorimer
CityToronto
Abstract

Military wives are among the women most vulnerable to abuse in Canadian society: isolated from friends and family in a culture that ostracizes those who speak up, they face desperate financial circumstances and lack professional support in times of crisis. The author and her collaborators interview more than 100 survivors of abuse and their partners in this study of violence against women in military communities. Despite a policy of zero tolerance, abusive behavior continues, fostered by a culture centered on constant preparation for violent conflict and covered up by an ethos that demands members protect one another at all costs.

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