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Comparative Perspectives on Gender ViolenceLessons From Efforts Worldwide$
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Rashmi Goel and Leigh Goodmark

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780199346578

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2015

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199346578.001.0001

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Violence Against Palestinian Women in the West Bank

Violence Against Palestinian Women in the West Bank

(p.59) 5 Violence Against Palestinian Women in the West Bank
Comparative Perspectives on Gender Violence

Nadera Shalhoub-Kevorkian

Adrien K. Wing

Oxford University Press

Palestinian women live at the intersection of three forms of oppression: Israeli settler colonial violence; patriarchy; and sociolegal discrimination. The intimate partner violence that Palestinian women experience cannot be understood outside of these contexts, particularly the Israeli colonization. Although laws and systems (civil, religious, military, and customary) that could, in theory, adjudicate violence against women do exist, they are numerous, difficult to navigate, and confusing, with each having its own set of rules, and the ability of women to engage these systems is constrained by the multiple forms of oppression that they face. Similarly, police and social services may be inaccessible to women suffering intimate partner violence. The chapter concludes with suggestions for reform and lessons that the United States can draw upon in addressing intimate partner violence against indigenous and minority women in America.

Keywords:   West Bank, Israel, Palestinian, colonization, patriarchy, culture

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