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Fields, Rona M
Against violence against women : the case for gender as a protected class / Rona M. Fields
1st ed
New York : Palgrave Macmillan, c2013
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Subject(s) Women -- Violence against
Women -- Crimes against
Physical Description xi, 220 p. : ill. ; 23 cm
Summary "This is about the targeted destruction of Women. It is an argument for establishing Gender as a protected class under the Genocide Convention. Cases are explored, historically, anthropologically, psychologically and sociologically. Some case histories of individual women are told in their own voices, Others are recounted from the author's extensive field research and sill other chapter are focused on morbidity, mortality and demographic documentation data. Several chapters deal with international human rights law discussions among lawyers, prominent human rights advocates. Photos Taken mostly by the author are included. The audience anticipated are academicians in the social sciences and law, human rights advocates and activists, men and women concerned with preventing atrocities and with administering justice domestically and internationally. At this time, the YWCA nationally has, as is social justice agenda, Violence Against Women and has been sponsoring this and other programs on the issue. President Obama signed, in December, 2010, legislation on Violence Against Women and many European and Latin American countries are already signatory to the Unite Nations Convention on Violence Against Women. "-- Provided by publisher
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. [203]-215) and index
Contents Introduction -- Africa: gender genocide -- The Negev Bedouin: a contemporary remnant of ancient tribal society -- Sanctioned mass atrocities: women in Afghanistan -- India: goddesses, prime ministers, femicide victims -- China: contrast and contradictions -- Siberia: golden woman, x-woman, and empresses to anomie -- Celtic Europe: slaves of slaves or queens and warriors -- Epilogue

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