As the movement to end all forms of violence against women and
girls (VAWG) gains momentum around the world, this provocative new work applies
an innovative theoretical lens to gendered violence across a wide variety of
countries and contexts.
Perspectives on Violence against Women and Girls engages
with VAWG in the UK and across the global South, including case studies from
India, Pakistan and South Sudan. Considering various forms of violence
including harmful cultural practices such as FGM to Early Child Marriage, dowry
and bride price related harassment, stranger rape, work-based harassment,
Intimate Partner Violence and other forms of domestic violence, this important
volume creates an original critical lens by combining the ecology model, the
intersectional approach and a spectrum designed to identify the range of
different forms of VAWG in a given context. Arguing for a greater understanding
of the local political and cultural contexts in which VAWG is allowed to
flourish, Global Perspectives on Violence against Women and Girls is
one of the few works to give due prominence to local women’s organizations in
the global South and beyond, who it argues must ultimately play the leading role
in ending VAWG.
time when the fight against violent misogyny finds itself at a critical turning
point, this volume makes a substantial and timely contribution towards the
ultimate goal of ending VAWG.