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Ending Violence Against Women

By Francine Pickup,Suzanne Williams,Caroline Sweetman
ISBN: 9780855984588
The book examines different definitions of violence against woman and offers theories about why it happens in all societies. It asks why development organizations have been slow to take up the struggle to end violence against women and focuses on strategies to counter violence against women and support the survivors.

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  • Synopsis
    Violence, and women's fear of it, limits women's choices in virtually all spheres of life. It has long-term, as well as short-term consequences on women's physical and emotional well-being. It detrimentally affects women's ability to gain an education, earn a livelihood, develop human relationships and participate in public activities, including development programmes. In this book addressing violence against women, development workers go to the heart of how members of communities relate to one another and how they are able to shape their own lives. The first section of the book examines the many different definitions of violence against woman and offers theories about why it happens in all societies across the world. It discusses the current momentum around the issue and asks why development organizations have been slow to take up the struggle to end violence against woman. The second section focuses on strategies to counter violence against women and support the survivors. Case studies come from times of peace and times of armed conflict. Sections suggest strategies for transforming attitudes and beliefs in different societies that condone such violence; for supporting individual survivors; and to ensure that governments and NGOs fulfil their duty to protect women.
  • Table of Contents
    pt. 1. Exploring violence against women --
    pt. 2. Strategies for challenging violence against women --
    Appendix 1. The three phases of Rape Trauma Syndrome --
    Appendix 2. The KwaZulu Natal Programme for the Survivors of Violence framework for understanding the effects of political violence and responding to it.
  • Details
    Sub Title No
    Author Francine Pickup,Suzanne Williams,Caroline Sweetman
    Editor No
    Number of Pages 390
    Format Hardback