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Moving in the Shadows: Violence in the Lives of Minority Women and Children
     

Moving in the Shadows: Violence in the Lives of Minority Women and Children

by Hannana Siddiqui
 

In the UK the number of people who came from a minority ethnic group grew by 53 per cent between 1991 and 2001, from 3.0 million in 1991 to 4.6 million in 2001. Whilst much has been written about the impact of these demographic changes in relation to policy issues, black and minority women and children remain under-researched. Recent publications have tended to

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In the UK the number of people who came from a minority ethnic group grew by 53 per cent between 1991 and 2001, from 3.0 million in 1991 to 4.6 million in 2001. Whilst much has been written about the impact of these demographic changes in relation to policy issues, black and minority women and children remain under-researched. Recent publications have tended to focus on South Asian women, forced marriage and 'honour' related violence.

Moving in the Shadows brings together for the first time in a single volume, an examination of violence against women and children within the diverse communities of the UK. Its strength lies in its gendered focus as well as its understanding of the need for an integrated approach to all forms of violence against women, whilst foregrounding the experiences of minority women, the communities they are part of, and the organizations which have advocated for their rights and given them voice.

The chapters contained within this volume explore a set of core themes: the forms and contexts of violence minority women experience; the continuum of violence; the role of culture and faith in the control of women and girls; the types of intervention within multi-cultural and social cohesion policies; the impacts of violence on British-born and migrant women and girls; and the intersection of race, class, gender and sexuality highlighting issues of similarity and difference. Taken together, they provide a valuable resource for scholars, students, activists, social workers and policy-makers working in the field.


Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781409472803
Publisher:
Ashgate Publishing Ltd
Publication date:
02/28/2013
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Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
18 MB
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Meet the Author

Yasmin Rehman is a freelance consultant and doctoral candidate at SOAS, University of London, UK. Liz Kelly is Roddick Chair on Violence Against Women at London Metropolitan University, UK.
Hannana Siddiqui works for Southall Black Sisters, UK.

Liz Kelly, Sharon Smee, Pragna Patel, Jackie Turner, Shaminder Takhar, Makeba Roach, Comfort Momoh, Ravi K. Thiara, Carlene Firmin, Emelie Secker, Yasmin Rehman, Swati Pande, Hannana Siddiqui, Ava Kanyeredzi, Debora Singer, Phil Price, Mohamed Abdalla Ballela, Marai Larasi.


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