Women and Violence: Global Lives in Focus, 1st Edition

  • Kathleen Nadeau
  • Sangita Rayamajhis
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  • ISBN-10: 1440862249
  • ISBN-13: 9781440862243
  • DDC: 362.83
  • 272 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2019 | Published/Released March 2020
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2019

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While violence against women is not a new phenomenon, it is only within the past decade that attention has been paid to it by international government organizations such as the United Nations and World Health Organization. Silences around the violent treatment of women remain across the world, particularly in countries where women's rights are not protected, and statistics are not available. This book encompasses a global perspective of the history, causes, and complex underpinnings of gender and violence from a multidimensional and cross-disciplinary perspective. Each chapter focuses on a specific world region and begins with a general discussion on that region, and then focuses on particular forms of violence against women in the more specific contexts of particular countries and in relation to the region. Readers will be able to make cross-cultural comparisons, learning how to view gender-based violence and women's advocacy against discrimination occurring around the world.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Series Foreword.
1: United States and Canada.
2: Latin America and the Caribbean.
3: Europe.
4: North Africa and the Middle East.
5: Sub-Saharan Africa.
6: Central and East Asia.
7: South and Southeast Asia.
8: Oceania.
Selected Bibliography.
About the Editors and Contributors.