Violence against women is a worldwide phenomenon. It affects women and girls of all ages and gender identities, all races and ethnicities, all economic classes and levels of education. In this invaluable volume, readers will learn how to confront this widespread issue. Informative yet easily digestible chapters cover vital topics such as how racism, sexism, and economic inequality fuel violence against women; how readers might cope if they've experienced or witnessed acts of violence; and ways to advocate for legal change. Sidebars share helpful tips, such as what to ask a therapist and how to distinguish common myths from facts. Contact information for domestic and sexual violence hotlines, women's shelters, and other organizations is also included.
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From the news to school hallways, xenophobic rhetoric is sadly on the rise. This book provides an all-too-timely resource for students to understand what xenophobia is, remember to avoid xenophobic language, and most importantly, work to wipe out xenophobia. Through easy-to-follow text that is accessible even to struggling readers, the book provides key strategies for helping students to both recognize and confront xenophobia in their communities. Personal stories of teens and adults who both experienced xenophobia and helped speak out against it are also shared.
The new South African government has pledged to ensure women a full and equal role in every aspect of the economy and society. Yet, according to the Human Rights Watch, South African women continue to face extraordinarily high levels of violence which prevent them from enjoying the rights. Victims o
This volume while appreciating some of the advances Kerala has made, critiques from a feminist perspective, Kerala s development experience. It brings together papers written by women who have gained enormous practical experience regarding atrocities against women by engaging with them in various capacities, as activists or professionals or from their subjective experience and have the advantage of access to information that are not open to outsiders . // How social institutions the family, the police, the judiciary, the court system, the family court, the women s commission, the political parties, the panchayat all institutions that have the potential of being supportive to women are in fact, unsupportive, ineffective and even hostile to women victims of violence are highlighted through the various papers that reveal the subjective and micro-level realities of women s experiences of a social system that is deemed woman-friendly. The way forward as it emerges from Kerala s local-level realities also forms the subject of discussion in the volume.
The Companion Reader on Violence Against Women complements and parallels the new edition of Renzetti, Sourcebook on Violence Against Women. The first part contains four articles relating to theoretical and methodological issues in researching violence against women. The second part is on types of violence against women, and the third part is on prevention and direct intervention. Each article has commentary and discussion questions to add an element of critical thinking.
Promote effective partnerships between men and women to end domestic violence! Men's Work in Preventing Violence Against Women examines the experiences of 12 practicing counselors who call on their religious training to form partnerships between men and women that promote an end to domestic violence. In both religious and secular settings, the bulk of the work done to end violence against women is done by women—survivors who have become activists and advocates who have been touched by the witness of survivors. Motivating and educating men to share the everyday work of domestic violence shelters, rape crisis counseling, and abuse prevention is essential. This book challenges traditional images of masculinity, exploring effective—and ineffective—methods of helping men face their own sexism and change their behavior toward the goal of ending domestic violence. Each contributor to Men's Work in Preventing Violence Against Women approached the concept of man/woman partnerships working to end domestic violence and sexual assault with the following questions in mind: In your experience and social world have you seen creative partnerships between men and women that made a difference? Have you seen men in counseling struggle to change their views on gender in order to become reliable allies in the fight to end violence against women? How can religion become a resource for men working to become allies with women? What strategies can men use to help end violence against women? Men's Work in Preventing Violence Against Women includes contributions from Paul Kivel, cofounder of the Oakland Men's Project and of Gvarim: Bay Area Jewish Men Against Violence; David Livingston, author of Healing Violent Men: A Model for Christian Communities; Al Miles, author of Domestic Violence: What Every Pastor Should Know; and Richard Wallace Jr., editor of the Journal of Ministry in Addiction & Recovery (Haworth). Each essay presents practical and theoretical ideas, guidelines for partnerships, and insightful information on sexual and domestic violence. Topics addressed include: Jewish male violence holding Christian men accountable for domestic violence shared experiences of batterers and the people who treat them premarital preparation the dynamics of power in pastoral care engaging Scripture with male abusers helping men become pro-feminist Men's Work in Preventing Violence Against Women is an essential resource for counselors, social workers, clergy, laypersons, and anyone else working to end domestic violence and sexual abuse against women.
This book uses various theoretical perspectives to summarize what is known about the multiple causes of men's violence against women, and stresses the importance of identifying men's risk factors. The preliminary multivariate model identifies four content areas: macrosocietal; biological; gender role socialization; and relational factors to explain men's violence against women. Within these four content areas the editors develop thirteen preliminary hypotheses about the causes of men's violence against women, which are critiqued by the contributors in the subsequent chapters.
A vivid overview of the scope of the problem of gender-based violence worldwide, and a sense of the important work now underway to eradicate it.
Explores the issue of violence against women and discusses the ways to become involved locally and nationally to stop its ocurrence.
In Violence Against Women, award-winning author Walter S. DeKeseredy offers a passionate but well-documented sociological overview of a sobering problem. He starts by outlining the scope of the challenge and debunks current attempts to label intimate violence as gender neutral. He then lays bare the structural practices that sustain this violence, leading to a discussion of long- and short-term policies to address the issue. DeKeseredy includes an examination of male complicity and demonstrates how boys and men can change their roles. Throughout, he responds to myths that dismiss threats to women's health and safety and provides an impassioned call to action for women, men, and policymakers.