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Comparative Perspectives on Gender Violence: Lessons From Efforts Worldwide

Rashmi Goel and Leigh Goodmark


The United States has uncritically exported its law and policy on gender violence without regard to effectiveness or cultural context, and without asking what we might learn from efforts to combat gender violence in the rest of the world. This book asks that question. Surveying the legal regimes from countries in which the legal response is just developing to countries that have had law and policy in place for decades and informed by the international human rights framework, the book documents the scope of the problem of gender violence around the world, the policy successes and failures, and ... More

Keywords: intimate partner abuse, gender violence, comparative law, domestic violence, violence against women, global, legal responses, domestic violence law

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780199346578
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199346578.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Rashmi Goel, editor
Associate Professor, University of Denver Strum College of Law

Leigh Goodmark, editor
Professor, University of Baltimore School of Law

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Part I Pushing Law: Legislating Gender Violence Worldwide

Part II Developing a Legal Response

5 Violence Against Palestinian Women in the West Bank

Nadera Shalhoub-Kevorkian and Adrien K. Wing

Part III Tackling Specifics: The Lessons of Implementation

6 Lessons from the Local

Johanna Bond and Elizabeth Bruch

8 Coaxing Culture

Rashmi Goel

Part IV Still Work to Do: The Continuing Evolution of the Legal Response

12 Domestic Abuse

Nancy Lombard and Nel Whiting

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