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An evaluation of NISAA as a community service for battered woman

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dc.contributor.advisor Prof Z.J. Nel ; Dr J.B.S. Nel en_US
dc.contributor.author Vally, Aneesa
dc.date.accessioned 2012-08-27T09:19:19Z
dc.date.available 2012-08-27T09:19:19Z
dc.date.issued 2012-08-27
dc.date.submitted 1996
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10210/6591
dc.description M.A. en_US
dc.description.abstract NISAA was established in 1994. It is one of the first organisations dealing with women abuse in Lenasia and the surrounding areas. The organisation has great potential in becoming a recognised institution in South Africa. Women who are in distress, have no where to go and are left abandoned have a shelter with NISAA. In the short period of its existence NISAA has strived hard to uplift and assist women. Counselling and treatment is offered on a daily basis by professionals and trained personnel. However, many needs still have to be met and research has shown us that not nearly enough is being done for those who are being abused, be it wife abuse or child abuse. The processs of research is presented in five stages and covers, the problem statement, the literature survey, research methodology, analysis, conclusions and recommendation. The survey of the literature is very important in this study. South Africa has become epitomised by a rapidly changing social order, swiftly unfolding political development and an unprecedented fluidity in the thinking of future opinions. The attitudes and perceptions of domestic violence and violence in general needs to be changed. The chapter on research methodology stresses the importance of feminist organisations. Feminist organisations' role is vital in any study on woman abuse, as research on woman abuse began with these organisations. Methodology in this study also focuses on the qualitative nature of battering, research and the relevant themes surrounding battering. These themes include woman abuse, intervention. treatment and shelters. Other important aspects discussed is coding of data, research design, sampling and interviewing procedures. The analysis and results shows that NISAA has made a significant contribution to battering of women. From the results of this study, NISAA has become an important structure and service in the South African society. The services NISAA should expand on include, a safe and positive crisis help, as well as promoting the rights of all victims. Important to the growth of NISAA is alleviating the funding problem. Other relevant findings discussed are attitudes and perceptions of women abuse and services that encourage and discourage the use of NISAA. These findings compliments. Gishen's (1993) study on the Power Organisation. Recommendations made to NISAA are based on the findings of this research. This research hopefully will expose abuse, help women to achieve recognition in its fight against abuse and in its quest for the empowerment of women. The research was also intended as an educative process. This study entails the physical and psychological abuse of women which has become a global problem. The problem needs to be addressed, understood, analysed and treated. An effective solution must be found. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Abused women - South Africa - Gauteng. en_US
dc.subject Community mental health services for abused women en_US
dc.subject NISAA. Johannesburg en_US
dc.title An evaluation of NISAA as a community service for battered woman en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US

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