Feminist Advocacy, Family Law and Violence against Women: International Perspectives

Feminist Advocacy, Family Law and Violence against Women: International Perspectives

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ISBN-13: 9781138344938
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 09/10/2018
Series: Routledge Studies in Development and Society Series
Pages: 286
Product dimensions: 6.25(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

About the Author

Mahnaz Afkhami is Founder and President of Women’s Learning Partnership, former Minister for Women’s Affairs in Iran, and author of Faith and Freedom: Women’s Human Rights in the Muslim World.

Yakın Ertürk is retired Professor of Sociology, former UN Special Rapporteur on Violence against Women, its causes and consequences, former Director of the Division for the Advancement of Women (DAW), and author of Violence without Borders: Paradigm, Policy and Praxis Concerning Violence Against Women.

Ann Elizabeth Mayer is Associate Professor Emeritus of Legal Studies and Business Ethics at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, USA, and author of Islam and Human Rights: Tradition and Politics.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction Mahnaz Afkhami

PART I Country Case Studies

2. Feminist Advocacy for Family Law Reform: Cross-country overview Yakın Ertürk

3. Brazil Maria Barsted, Leila Linhares, and Jacqueline Pitanguy

4. India Kalpana Kannabiran

5. Iran Mehrangiz Kar and Azadeh Pourzand

6. Lebanon Ziyad Baroud and Ghadir El-Alayli

7. Nigeria Victoria Ibezim-Ohaeri

8. Palestine Luna Saadeh, Fidaa Barghouthi, and Fatmeh Muaqqet

9. Senegal Alpha Ba and Aminata Bousso Ly

10. Turkey Gökçeçiçek Ayata and Ayşen Candaş

PART II Interviews

Introduction to the interviews with Leaders in the Egyptian, Jordanian, and Moroccan Campaigns to Reform Family Laws and Eliminate Gender-based Violence Haleh Vaziri

11. Interview with Hoda Elsadda

12. Interview with Asma Khader

13. Interview with Rabéa Naciri

14. Conclusion: Reflections on Recent Progress and Reversals in the War to Curb Violence against Women Ann Elizabeth Mayer

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