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This book addresses the structural and interpersonal violences to which women are subject, both under conditions of conflict and disruption, and where civil society is relatively ordered.

Author: Linda Rae Bennett

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136875625

Category: Social Science

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Violence against women is a violation of women's human rights and a priority public health issue. It is endemic worldwide. While much has been written about it in industrialized societies, there has been relatively little attention given to such violence in Asian societies. This book addresses the structural and interpersonal violences to which women are subject, both under conditions of conflict and disruption, and where civil society is relatively ordered. It explores sexual violence and coercion, domestic violence, and violence within the broader community and the state, avoiding sensationalised accounts of so-called cultural' practices in favour of nuanced explorations of violences as experienced in Cambodia, Thailand, Burma, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Bangladesh, and India.
2013-09-13 By Linda Rae Bennett

... to domestic violence in the South Asian Community in London Aisha Gill and Gulshun Rehman This article focuses on South Asian women's activism , and its impact on diversity and social development in South Asian communities in east ...

Author: Caroline Sweetman

Publisher: Oxfam

ISBN: 0855985313

Category: Social Science

Page: 90

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This collection focuses on implications for development goals of poverty alleviation and human rights. In particular, critiques from Southern women challenge development organisations for their inadequate and inappropriate policy and practice with gender inequality as a key concern.

This book is powerful, challenging and inspirational, and is an important contribution to debates on the complex intersections between ethnicity, gender and inequality, as well as on human rights and violence against women.

Author: Ravi K. Thiara

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9781843106708

Category: Social Science

Page: 255

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This book is powerful, challenging and inspirational, and is an important contribution to debates on the complex intersections between ethnicity, gender and inequality, as well as on human rights and violence against women.
2010 By Ravi K. Thiara

Domestic violence ranks top among these which very often is not reported in the formal justice mechanism but is mostly prevalent in the internal spheres of the society. In South Asia, (40— 70)% of women and girls report experiencing ...

Author: K. Jaishankar and Natti Ronel

Publisher: K. Jaishankar

ISBN: 9788190668750

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In South Asia, gender bias and violence against women are institutionalized at all levels- individual, home, family, community, society, and the state; or from the local governance to national policy making level.

Author: Laxmi Murthy

Publisher: Women's Rehabilitation Center (WOREC)

ISBN:

Category: Women

Page: 162

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2010 By Laxmi Murthy

This shows that India has no succeeded in its attempt to reduce crime against women, forget about the decreasing the cases of forced marriages which ingrains in the very societal system of India. Therefore there is a need to integrate a ...

Author: K. Jaishankar and Natti Ronel

Publisher: K. Jaishankar

ISBN: 9788190668798

Category: Social Science

Page: 289

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This book presents new research on gender-based violence in Southeast Asia, bringing together varied scholarly work in law, policy, and practice.

Author: Lidwina Inge Nurtjahyo

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9811924910

Category: Social Science

Page: 173

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This book presents new research on gender-based violence in Southeast Asia, bringing together varied scholarly work in law, policy, and practice. It enables a greater understanding of violence against women as an international concern, highlighting particular issues that arise in the region. Against a background of international obligations to ensure women's rights through laws and policies that are geared at ending violence against women and girls, this research documents the state failures, individual shame and fear, and societal culture that collectively affects the reporting, investigation, prosecution of perpetrators, and protection of victims. The research explores differing legal mechanisms both internationally, and within nation states, relating to cases of physical and sexual violence. It recognizes the need for functioning mechanisms to ensure women can report their cases safely and be provided with protective and therapeutic services in a way that is systematic, effective, and measurable. Laws and court decisions are analyzed, crisis and safety centers are examined, and in-depth interviews are conducted with actors and NGOs with relevant roles and functions in the mechanism of cases of violence against women. The result is a comprehensive assessment of the incalculable harm it does within Southeast Asian society, and the obstacles it presents for law enforcement. The chapters uncover mechanisms with unique characteristics across Southeast Asia, providing a nuanced understanding of the cultural and social backgrounds, as well as the religious structures, that can both help and hinder suitable frameworks. It is relevant to scholars, policymakers, and practitioners in law, criminology, and gender sociology. “This is a valuable contribution towards empowering the women of South East Asia out of victimhood to valued equality, involvement in governance and leadership through the elimination of violence and discrimination and an excellent resource not just for those working in this field but for those involved in law making, the media and the people of South East Asia.” - Professor Felicity Gerry QC, Barrister at Crockett Chambers Melbourne and Libertas Chambers, London, and Professor of Legal Practice at Deakin University and Honorary Professor at Salford University.
2022-07-20 By Lidwina Inge Nurtjahyo

Picador: Scribe Publications Robinson, Rowena 2005 Tremors of Violence: Muslim Survivors of Ethnic Strife in Western India. ... 1989 Recasting Women: Essays in Colonial History. ... In Violence against Women in Asian Societies.

Author: Mukta Harsh Sharangpani

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105210206947

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In Manderson , Lenore and Linda Rae Bennett ( eds ) , Violence against Women in Asian Societies . London : RoutledgeCurzon , pp . 61-75 . Taylor & Francis Books UK and Catherine Burns for permission to reprint Burns , Catherine ( 2005 ) ...

Author: Louise P. Edwards

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105210717398

Category: Feminism

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Volume III ('Health and Sexuality') brings together the best-and most influential-scholarship on contentious themes such as the increasing imbalance in sex ratios in the region as a result of female infanticide, sex-selective abortions, and the kidnapping of wives. Research gathered in this volume also covers reproductive health; violence against women (e.g. female genital mutilation, dowry burnings, and honour killings); same-sex attraction and diverse gender identity; and medicine and health care (including work on traditional medicine and mental-health problems specific to women in the region, such as the high suicide rates in China and South Asia). The material collected in Volume IV ('Constructions of the Feminine') focuses on women in the family (e.g. gendered role expectations); women in religion; Western perceptions of Asian women (e.g. stereotypes of passivity); women in the arts; and official discourses on the feminine (such as the promotion by Asian governments of gender roles). Women in Asia is fully indexed and each of the four volumes has a comprehensive introduction, newly written by the editors, which provides extended reading lists and places the material in its historical and intellectual context. It is an essential work of reference and is destined to be valued by scholars and students-as well as policy-makers and community activists-as a vital one-stop research resource

Such structural violence is experienced disproportionately by the most vulnerable sectors of society : women and children ” ( ibid .: 78 ) . Women in other Asian societies have also been in a weak position in educational , occupational ...

Author: Sorpong Peou

Publisher: Praeger

ISBN: STANFORD:36105215521787

Category: Political Science

Page: 378

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This book is about peace and security in the Asia-Pacific: it critically reviews various perspectives on peace and security in the region and seeks to determine whether any of them has now emerged as the winner in the struggle for hegemony. If none has, it may be wise for us to aim at building innovative theories based on the strengths of existing theories. As shall be discussed in this introduction, the study of peace and security is not only about the actual use or threat of force and the prevention of war, but also about the causes, consequences, and control of insecurity said to be rooted in various sources of threat to humans, their values, their agencies, and their environment, as well as about possible cures. Security as a concept is essentially contested and has become increasingly contestable. This conceptual challenge has the advantage of opening space for debate, but this book will make the case that, in the end, theoretical eclecticism offers the most promising perspective for the emerging policy agenda of building a regional security community during the 21st century.
2010 By Sorpong Peou