This chapter provides an introduction to this book with an overview of the central concepts of gender-based violence against women, women’s experiences of depression and feminist group work. Introductory coverage of the activity of journaling is provided and initial attention is given to key theoretical and contextual perspectives employed in the understanding and analysis of gender-based violence against women and depression. The feminist group work response through the Women’s Journaling Group Program model is introduced.
KeywordsGender-based violence against women Journaling Depression Feminist group work Critical feminist theory Women’s journaling groups
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