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Governing violence: gender, community and state interventions

Aisha Gill (School of Business and Social Sciences, University of Roehampton)

Safer Communities

ISSN: 1757-8043

Article publication date: 1 April 2005


The use of ‘community’ in the governance of minority ethnic groups in the UK is explored in relation to public responses to violence against women. It will be argued that effective prevention requires an understanding of the socio‐cultural contexts women face in negotiating culture and ‘honour’.



Gill, A. (2005), "Governing violence: gender, community and state interventions", Safer Communities, Vol. 4 No. 2, pp. 37-48.



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