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Most research on domestic violence has focused on violence against women in a gender perspective. However, there has been an increasing understanding of the importance of other social dimensions in order to understand the nature and impact of the violence. The aim of this chapter is to explore the current status of research on domestic violence in a diversity perspective. We argue that dimensions like ethnicity, class, sexuality and sexual orientation are important in addition to gender to expand our understanding of domestic violence, and that intersectionality may be an important theoretical instrument. The chapter also gives a brief overview of the other chapters of the book.