Gender based violence in university communities

Policy, prevention and educational initiatives

Author: Anitha, Sundari

Publisher: Policy Press


Category: Social Science

Page: 260

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Until recently, higher education in the UK has largely failed to recognise gender-based violence (GBV) on campus, but following the UK government task force set up in 2015, universities are becoming more aware of the issue. And recent cases in the media about the sexualised abuse of power in institutions such as universities, Parliament and Hollywood highlight the prevalence and damaging impact of GBV. In this book, academics and practitioners provide the first in-depth overview of research and practice in GBV in universities. They set out the international context of ideologies, politics and institutional structures that underlie responses to GBV in elsewhere in Europe, in the US, and in Australia, and consider the implications of implementing related policy and practice. Presenting examples of innovative British approaches to engagement with the issue, the book also considers UK, EU and UN legislation to give an international perspective, making it of direct use to discussions of ‘what works’ in preventing GBV.

Collaborating for Change

Transforming Cultures to End Gender-Based Violence in Higher Education

Author: Susan Marine

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA


Category: Education

Page: 276

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"In the midst of unprecedented attention to gender based violence (GBV) globally, prompted in part by the #MeToo movement, this book provides a new analysis of how higher education cultures can be transformed. It offers reflections from faculty, staff and students about how change has happened and could happen on their campuses in ways that go beyond implementation of programmes and policies. Building on what is already known from decades of scholarship and practice in the US, and more recent attention elsewhere, this book provides an inter-disciplinary, international overview of attempts to transform higher education cultures in order to eradicate GBV.. Change happens because people act, usually with others. At the heart of transformative efforts lie collaborations between faculty, staff, students, activists and community organisations. The contributors to the book reflect on what makes for constructive, effective collaborations and how to avoid the common mistakes in working with others to end GBV. They consider what has worked to challenge the reluctance-or outright hostility-they have encountered in their work against GBV and how their collaborations have succeeded in transforming the ways we think about GV and what we do about it.Chapters focus on experiences in Canada, the US, England, Scotland, France and India to examine different approaches to tackling GBV in higher education. They reveal the cultural variations in which GBV occurs as well as the similarities across cultures-that GBV Is committed overwhelmingly by men against women and reflects a determination to assert masculine power. Together, they demonstrate that, to make higher education a safe environment for all, nothing short of a transformation is required"--

Ending Gender-Based Violence

Justice and Community in South Africa

Author: Hannah E. Britton

Publisher: University of Illinois Press


Category: Social Science

Page: 232

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South African women's still-increasing presence in local, provincial, and national institutions has inspired sweeping legislation aimed at advancing women's rights and opportunity. Yet the country remains plagued by sexual assault, rape, and intimate partner violence. Hannah E. Britton examines the reasons gendered violence persists in relationship to social inequalities even after women assume political power. Venturing into South African communities, Britton invites service providers, religious and traditional leaders, police officers, and medical professionals to address gender-based violence in their own words. Britton finds the recent turn toward carceral solutions—with a focus on arrests and prosecutions—fails to address the complexities of the problem and looks at how changing specific community dynamics can defuse interpersonal violence. She also examines how place and space affect the implementation of policy and suggests practical ways policymakers can support street level workers. Clear-eyed and revealing, Ending Gender-Based Violence offers needed tools for breaking cycles of brutality and inequality around the world.

Combating Violence and Discrimination Against Women

A Global Call to Action : Hearing Before the Subcommittee on International Operations and Organizations, Human Rights, Democracy, and Global Women's Issues of the Committee on Foreign Relations, United States Senate, One Hundred Thirteenth Congress, Second Session, June 24, 2014

Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Foreign Relations. Subcommittee on International Operations and Organizations, Human Rights, Democracy, and Global Women's Issues



Category: Discrimination in education

Page: 73

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Addressing Student Sexual Violence in Higher Education

A Good Practice Guide

Author: Clarissa J Humphreys

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing


Category: Education

Page: 228

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This book is the first practical guidance on how to address sexual violence, using a comprehensive institution-wide approach. The authors provide how-to level information on policy writing, responding to disclosures, developing comprehensive prevention and response education programmes, conducting trauma-informed investigations and sanctioning.

Anthropology at the Front Lines of Gender-Based Violence

Author: Jennifer R. Wies

Publisher: Vanderbilt University Press


Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 256

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"Anthropology at the Front Lines of Gender-Based Violence" is a broad and accessible volume, with a truly global approach to understanding the lives of front-line workers in women's shelters, anti-violence organizations, and outreach groups. Often written from a first-person perspective, these essays examine government workers, volunteers, and nongovernmental organization employees to present a vital picture of practical approaches to combating gender-based violence.

Gender Based Violence: Genocide in Rwanda

Author: Karina Oborune

Publisher: GRIN Verlag


Category: Social Science

Page: 6

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Research Paper (postgraduate) from the year 2009 in the subject Women Studies / Gender Studies, grade: A-, Central European University Budapest, language: English, abstract: Abstract The research deals with the analysis of genocide in Rwanda in gender-specific terms. The paper identifies differences in gender related issues in two phases of conflict: open conflict and post conflict phase and on three levels: individual, community and state level with the focus on gender-based violence and intersectionality. The lack of analysis of men as victims and women as perpetrators in genocide in Rwanda still highlights the undiscovered issues of this fifteen year old conflict. Keywords: gender, violence, genocide, Rwanda.

University and College Women's Centers

A Journey Toward Equity

Author: Sharon L. Davie

Publisher: Greenwood


Category: Education

Page: 533

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Provides a thorough and lively examination of how to build strong women's centers at institutions of higher learning, as well as a cogent analysis of the social issues these centers address.

Women's Activism in South Africa

Working Across Divides

Author: Hannah Evelyn Britton

Publisher: University of Natal Press


Category: History

Page: 294

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Women's Activism in South Africa provides the most comprehensive collection of women's experiences within civil society since the 1994 transition. This book captures South African women's stories of collective activism and social change at a crucial point for the future of democracy in the country, if not the continent. Pulling together the voices of activists and scholars, South Africa's path to democracy and the assurance of gender rights emerge as a complex journey of both successes and challenges. The collection elucidates a new form of pragmatic feminism, building upon the elasticity between the state and civil society. What the cases demonstrate is that while the state itself may not be a panacea, it still represents a key source of power and the primary locus of vital resources, including the rights of citizenship, access to basic needs, and the promise of protection from gender-based violence â?? all central to women's particular needs in South Africa.

Gender Equity in Education

A Report by the Gender Equity Task Team, Department of Education, South Africa

Author: AnnMarie Wolpe

Publisher: South African Communication Service


Category: Educational equalization

Page: 290

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Gender Violence

Interdisciplinary Perspectives

Author: Laura L. O'Toole

Publisher: NYU Press


Category: Social Science

Page: 529

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The approach of the year 2000 has made the study of apocalyptic movements trendy. But groups anticipating the end of the world will continue to predict Armageddon even after the calendar clicks to triple 0s. A Doomsday Reader brings together pronouncements, edicts, and scriptures written by prominent apocalyptic movements from a wide range of traditions and ideologies to offer an exceptional look into their belief systems. Focused on attaining paradise, millenarianism often anticipates great, cosmic change. While most think of religious belief as motivating such fervor, Daniels' comparative approach encompasses secular movements such as environmentalism and the Montana Freemen, and argues that such groups are often more political than religious in nature. The book includes documents from groups such as the Branch Davidians, the Order of the Solar Temple, Heaven's Gate, and white supremacists. Each document is preceded by a substantive introduction placing the movement and its beliefs in context. This important overview of contemporary politics of the End will remain a valuable resource long after the year 2000 has come and gone.

Global Gender Research

Transnational Perspectives

Author: Christine E. Bose



Category: Social Science

Page: 368

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This volume provides an in-depth comparative picture of the current state of feminist sociological gender research and/or women's studies research for five regions of the world, represented by ten or 11 countries.

Annual Report

Author: Education Development Center





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The Persistence of Violence

A Critical Social Psychology of Ongoing Violence in South Africa

Author: Anthony J. L. Collins




Page: 694

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Eliminating Gender-Based Violence

Author: Ann Taket

Publisher: Routledge


Category: Medical

Page: 182

View: 939

While promoting access to resources and systems of support for those affected by gender-based violence is absolutely crucial, this new book focuses attention on the important question of how communities can take action to prevent violence and abuse. Using examples of current research and practice, the book explores the actions that can be taken in individual sectors of society, our schools, faith communities, campuses, on our streets and using new popular technologies. The contributors draw on global examples to highlight the importance of learning from the study of the interaction between socio-political contexts and effective policies and strategies to address gender-based violence. Chapters take up the challenge of exploring the construction of effective programmes that address cognitive, affective and behavioural domains. They discuss what people know, how they feel and how they behave, and include the important challenge of how to engage men in working towards the elimination of gender-based violence, offering positive messages which build on men’s values and predisposition to act in a positive manner. Importantly, such strategies place the responsibility for preventing gender-based violence on the society as a whole rather than on vulnerable individuals. This book is essential reading for anyone interested in gender studies, women’s studies, social work, sociology, law and health studies. Its unique approach focuses on the achievement of prevention at the earliest possible stage and examines the issue through a society-wide, but community-focused lens.