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Women in a Violent World Feminist Analyses and Resistance Across "Europe" by Chris Corrin

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Published by Edinburgh University Press .
Written in English


  • Sexual abuse,
  • Women"s studies,
  • Women"s Studies - General,
  • Sexual abuse victims,
  • Feminism,
  • Offenses Against Women,
  • Social Science,
  • Women,
  • Sociology,
  • Europe,
  • Public Policy - Social Services & Welfare,
  • Social Science / Feminism & Feminist Theory,
  • Criminology,
  • Crimes against,
  • Social conditions

Book details:

The Physical Object
Number of Pages260
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL7963910M
ISBN 100748608044
ISBN 109780748608041

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The problem of violence against women manifests itself in a terrifying array of forms throughout the world. The experience of violent intrusion - or the threat of such intrusion - is a common thread in the fabric of women's everyday lives in societies around the world.   Women who have written about female violence, such as Patricia Pearson, author of the book When She Was Bad: Violent Women and the Myth of Innocence, have often been accused of colluding with Author: Cathy Young.   The world is finally understanding the power of women’s voices, both in real life as well as in the literary world. It is important that authors think about the positionality and development of their female characters, instead of merely painting them as hapless victims to move the stories forward. Source: All data and metadata are compiled by the United Nations Statistics Division based on country-level data reported by National Statistical Offices and collected through national surveys on violence against women, Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS), the World Health Organisation (WHO) multicountry study, the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) survey on Violence .

  In the book Sex and World Peace, the scholar Valerie M. Hudson and her colleagues used quantitative measures and found a statistically significant relationship between the physical security of women, which included measures of domestic violence, and the overall peacefulness of states. Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing • This book is based on the 12 critical areas of concern identified at the Beijing Conference: 1 The persistent and increasing burden of poverty on women 2 Inequalities and inadequacies in and unequal access to education and training 3 Inequalities and inadequacies in and unequal access to health. "Black women in marginalized communities are uniquely at risk of battering, rape, sexual harassment, stalking and incest. Through the compelling stories of Black women who have been most affected by racism, persistent poverty, class inequality, limited access to support resources or institutions, the author shows that the threat of violence to Black women has never been more serious. Development practice and violence against women / Purna Sen --Working towards a world free from violence against women: UNIFEM's contribution / Noeleen Heyzer --Forced marriage, forced sex: the perils of childhood for girls / Marilyn Thomson / Purna Sen / Mariam Quattara --'The tears have not stopped, the violence has not ended': Political.

The Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) was introduced in the United States Congress in January by Senator Joseph Biden (b) of Delaware. The bill was enacted as part of the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act and was signed into law by former president Bill Clinton (b) in September   12 December On the occasion of the Universal Health Coverage (UHC) Day, WHO launches a training curriculum for health-care providers to help women survivors of violence. When healthcare providers are properly trained, they can make a big difference in addressing not only the physical injuries caused by violence against women, but also the mental, sexual and emotional hurt. Research and advocacy aimed at understanding and ending violence against women had its beginning in the early s, emerging as a central concern of the feminist movement. This work has expanded exponentially over the past three decades to influence practice and policy at the local, state, and federal levels. Many of the most influential articles in the field were published in Social Problems.   Gender-based violence (GBV) or violence against women and girls (VAWG), is a global pandemic that affects 1 in 3 women in their lifetime. The numbers are staggering: 35% of women worldwide have experienced either physical and/or sexual intimate partner violence or non-partner sexual violence.