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The Struggle for Freedom from Fear: Contesting Violence against Women at the Frontiers of Globalization

Alison Brysk


One out of three women in the world has suffered gender-based violence. Yet from #metoo to Malala to Maria da Penha, women are rising up and pushing back. The purpose of this book is to show how to transform fear to freedom through a combination of international action, legal reform, public policy, mobilization, and value transformation. The Struggle analyzes drivers of violence and strategies for resistance in the semi-liberal countries at the frontiers of globalization. These hot-spots of violence represent the highly unequal middle-income countries, with declining citizenship and surging so ... More

Keywords: human rights, gender violence, law, protest, public policy, norms, femicide, rape, globalization, trafficking

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780190901516
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2018 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190901516.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Alison Brysk, author
Mellichamp Professor of Global Governance, University of California, Santa Barbara