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Women and Domination
The moving forces of domestic violence

All over the world, each year, one woman out of five is a victim of violence from her partner.

Three women die from it every two weeks. Physical aggressions in couples don’t happen suddenly. Before the pushes and the hitting, comes the series of the abusive behaviour and intimidation. The worst type of violence isn’t the most visible one. If the women don’t leave, it’s because they are trapped, put under influence. To understand influence is to free oneself from it. Marie-France Hirigoyen with the help of numerous examples, analyses the way violence works in couples. Because one has to understand before one acts. A practical and useful book which allows prompt intervention as soon as the first signs of psychological violence are visible well before physical violence.


“A most important book.”

“A complete and useful book. It still has to be read by the women who need it.”
Paris Normandie

“The essential starting point to understand how and why a situation iscrossing the line, and to find answers too.”
Psychologies Magazine


Foreign versions

Sold in 9 languages

  • Brazil: Editora Bertrand Brasil
    Bulgaria: Colibri
    Catalonia: Paidos
  • Germany: Beck C.H Verlag
    Greece: Patakis
    Italy: Einaudi
  • Israel: Keter Publishing
    Japan: Samgha
    Spain: Paidos

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