This book brings together some of the most interesting and innovative work being done to tackle gender-based violence in various sectors, world regions, and socio-political contexts. Articles cover a wide range of manifestations of gender-based violence, including femicide, or the murder of women because they are women, domestic and sexual violence, female genital mutilation or cutting, the sexual exploitation of girls at school, and trafficking for prostitution. The case studies are drawn from South and East Asia, sub-Saharan Africa, and Central America, and a detailed list of resources completes the volume. This collection of articles will be useful to development and humanitarian practitioners, policy makers, and academics, including both gender specialists and non-gender specialists alikeWorking in Gender &Development series bring together themed selections of the best articles from the Oxfam journal supplemented with specially commissioned articles and material drawn from other Oxfam publications. Each title will be edited by a key thinker in the field, and will include an up-to-the- minute overview of current thinking and thoughts on future policy responses.
Table of Contents
1: Tackling violence against women: a worldwide approach
2: Gender-based violence and property grabbing in Africa: a denial of women's liberty and security
3: No more killings! Women respond to femicides in Central America
Marina Prieto-Carron, Marilyn Thomson, and Mandy Macdonald
4: Sexual violence during firewood collection: income-generation as protection in displaced settings
Sarah K. Chynoweth with Erin M. Patrick
5: Negotiating violence and non-violence in Cambodian marriages
6: Social policy from the bottom up: abandoning FGC in sub-Saharan Africa
Peter Easton, Karen Monkman, and Rebecca Miles
7: Constructing an alternative masculine identity: the experience of the Centro Bartolome de las Casas and Oxfam America in El Salvador
Susan Bird, Rutilio Delgado, Larry Madrigal, John Bayron Ochoa, and Walberto Tejeda
8: "We Can": transforming power in relationships in South Asia
Mona Mehta and Chitra Gopalakrishnan
9: Gender violence in schools: taking "the girls-as-victims" discourse forward
Fiona Leach and Sara Humphreys
10: Gender-based violence in and around schools in conflict and humanitarian contexts
11: Reducing poverty and upholding human rights: a pragmatic approach
Meena Poudel and Ines Smyth
12: A tale of two cities: shifting the paradigm of anti-trafficking programmes
Smarajit Jana, Nandinee Bandyopadhyay, Mrinal Kanti Dutta, and Amitrajit Saha
This volume presents the reader with a wide-sweeping overview of the subject and its various facets. More importantly, though, it offers anyone committed to combating violence against women, be it politicians concerned with human development, NGO volunteer workers actively engaged in the sector, sociologists, academics and gender study scholars in general, valuable and practical suggestions they are bound to find useful in carrying forward their commitment. Especially useful and interesting are the pages dealing with the resources available for countering this type of violence classified according to topics (pp. 164-87). Here, the reader will find much information on organisations, websites and a list of the more important documents on the subject.
Antonella Cagnolati, Gender and Education Vol. 22, No. 2, March 2010.