ATTITUDES OF ROMA WOMEN IN ISOLATED ROMA SETTLEMENTS ON THE ACCEPTABILITY OF VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN

Authors

  • Aleksandar Racz University of Applied Health Sciences Zagreb, Croatia

Keywords:

Roma, violence, prejudice, transgenerational transmission

Abstract

Roma women are a particularly vulnerable group in which they as women are victims of domestic and partner violence, at the same time as members of the Roma national minority are generally less disadvantaged than the average position of women in Croatia, and as Roma women are more and more exposed to violence. Purpose: Violence against Roma women in the Roma community treated the “cultural normality” or “ethnic specificity” of the Roma minority, and at the same time Roma women were victims of multiple discrimination as victims of domestic violence - first as women, then as Roma, and finally as a marginalized group that, due to its education, low employment rate and absolute poverty, was already on the margins of social interest and protection. This research collected the missing data, which relate to the beliefs and attitudes of Roma women themselves about the acceptability of violence against themselves in isolated Roma settlements. The subject of the research was therefore the beliefs and attitudes of Roma women about the acceptability of violence against women in Roma families. Methodology: The research was conducted by field research on the type of so-called draft "cross-section" at one point in time (spring 2020) by survey method, and on a proportional, stratified sample of 350 Roma women from 12 "Roma settlements" in Međimurje County. The selection of Roma households was made using the "random walk method", and the selection of respondents using. "First birthday methods". Results: The research showed a high level of acceptance of prejudices about violence against women in the family, including the acceptance of stereotypes about the right of men to use violence against women under a number of circumstances. Conclusion: the general acceptability of violence against women in Roma families by women as a result of centuries of treatment of women in the Roma community and standardization of violence significantly hampers victims' awareness of the unacceptability of all forms of violence.

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Published

2022-03-30

How to Cite

Racz, A. (2022). ATTITUDES OF ROMA WOMEN IN ISOLATED ROMA SETTLEMENTS ON THE ACCEPTABILITY OF VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN. KNOWLEDGE - International Journal, 51(1), 107–111. Retrieved from http://www.ikm.mk/ojs/index.php/kij/article/view/5045