Alcohol-serving venues in South Africa as sites of risk and potential protection for violence against women.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

This qualitative study explores alcohol-serving venues as sites of risk or protection from violence against women (VAW) in one South African community. In 2010, we conducted in-depth interviews with 31 female patrons, 13 male patrons and 11 venue staff, and conducted structured observations in six alcohol venues. VAW was a common experience and venues contributed to risk through aggression, negative attitudes toward women, risks leaving the venues, and owners tolerating VAW. Concurrently, venues offered potential to avoid VAW through perceived safety and owner protection. Results highlight the influence of the venue environment and importance of addressing the setting of alcohol consumption.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Watt, MH; Aunon, FM; Skinner, D; Sikkema, KJ; Macfarlane, JC; Pieterse, D; Kalichman, SC

Published Date

  • October 2012

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 47 / 12

Start / End Page

  • 1271 - 1280

PubMed ID

  • 22738267

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC3523302

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1532-2491

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1082-6084

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.3109/10826084.2012.695419


  • eng