Overcoming Violence Against Women And Girls / Edition 1

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This book provides university students, policy makers, activists, public health workers, clinicians, and lay citizens alike with a vivid overview of the scope of the problem of gender-based violence worldwide, as well as a sense of the important work now underway to eradicate it. An integration of a vast range of data and insights from all the major disciplines that have contributed to our understanding of this problem, this book is invaluable as a classroom text. The authors have been guided throughout this work by the desire to contribute a document that would move the current international discourse along by providing an historical, interdisciplinary overview that is at once critical, constructive, and visionary.

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Editorial Reviews

A compelling document illustrating the worldwide physical and mental abuses of women. Marrying the perspectives of thinkers, researchers, and practitioners, they offer statistics, stories, and cultural histories on their way toward issuing a call for action. Highly recommended.
A compelling document illustrating the worldwide physical and mental abuses of women. Marrying the perspectives of thinkers, researchers, and practitioners, they offer statistics, stories, and cultural histories on their way toward issuing a call for action. Highly recommended.
W Penn Handwerker
This book tells an important story powerfully and clearly. The story is important because it deals with one of the world's greatest current injustices which produces one of the world's greatest set of health problems. The book tells its story powerfully because it focuses on the moral foundations of human interaction. We won't create gender equality and rid the world of gender-based violence without wrestling with the attendant moral issues. Penn sets out these issues clearly and comprehensively.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780742525009
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 1/28/2003
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 266
  • Sales rank: 1,048,243
  • Product dimensions: 0.60 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 6.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Michael L. Penn is associate professor of psychology at Franklin & Marshall College and affiliate professor of psychology at Landegg International University, Switzerland. Rahel Nardos was born in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia and is now a fourth year medical student at Yale University.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Preface Chapter 2 IIntroduction The Globalization of the Effort to Eradicate Gender-Based Violence Part 3 PART I GLOBAL PREVALENCE OF GENDER-BASEDINEQUALITY AND VIOLENCE Chapter 4 1. Confronting Structural Violence against Women and Girls:The Principle and Practice of Gender Equality Chapter 5 2. Sexual Violence against Women and Girls Chapter 6 3. Physical Abuse Part 7 PART II CULTURALLY SANCTIONED FORMS OF VIOLENCE Chapter 8 4. Culture, Traditional Practices, and Gender-Based Violence Part 9 PART III EFFORTS TO ERADICATE GENDER-BASED VIOLENCE Chapter 10 Chapter 5: The Role Of Education Chapter 11 6 The Authenticity Project Chapter 12 7 The Development of Emotional Competence Chapter 13 8 The Role of Men in Eradicating Gender-Based Violence Chapter 14 9 Why Have Hope? Some Final Reflections on the GlobalCampaign to Eradicate Gender-Based Violence Chapter 15 Appendix A Declaration on the Elimination of Violenceagainst Women Chapter 16 Appendix B Convention on the Elimination of All Formsof Discrimination against Women Chapter 17 Appendix C Draft Convention against Sexual Exploitation(January 1994) Chapter 18 Appendix D Summary of the Global Platform for Actionand the Beijing Declaration Chapter 19 Appendix E Mission Statement for the Authenticity Project 20 Notes 21 Index

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