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Identifying & explaining a Social Justice issue: Violence against women

Social justice is a core principle that has historically informed ethical practice in social work and features strongly today in contemporary critical practice (Connolly & Harms, 2015, p. 18). Most definitions agree that there are four pillars of a socially just society: access, equity, rights and participation (Morley, Macfarlane, Ablett, & Ife, 2014, p. 4) . Social injustices can occur when these pillars are threatened by oppression imposed by dominant social forces. This essay will present the social justice issue of violence against women through a social justice lens.

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