Violence Against Women in Asian Societies

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Psychology Press, 2003 - History - 194 pages
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Violence against women is a violation of women's human rights and a priority public health issue. It is endemic worldwide. While much has been written about it in industrialized societies, there has been relatively little attention given to such violence in Asian societies. This book addresses the structural and interpersonal violences to which women are subject, both under conditions of conflict and disruption, and where civil society is relatively ordered. It explores sexual violence and coercion, domestic violence, and violence within the broader community and the state, avoiding sensationalised accounts of so-called cultural' practices in favour of nuanced explorations of violences as experienced in Cambodia, Thailand, Burma, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Bangladesh, and India.
 

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Assallamo alaikum i am a maranao i am marry to a colombia man from south america he is converted i just want to divorce him, now my question is my 2 children 5 years old & 9 months old where they will be with the father or with the mother? Also the property how we handle it, what is the right process? 

Contents

Violence against Maranao Muslim women in the Philippines
20
marital violence in Bugis society
41
violence against women in South Asia
61
forms of violence against women
76
Rape and sexual transgression in Cambodian society
93
Sexual coercion amongst adolescents in an urban slum in India
114
the challenges for Malaysian women
130
Notes of an outofplace widow
150
Whose honour whose shame? Genderbased violence
159
Bibliography
171
Index
188
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Lenore Manderson is an inaugural Australian Research Council Federation Fellow and Professor of Medical Anthropology in the School of Psychology and Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences, and the School of Political and Social Inquiry, Faculty of Arts, at Monash University, Australia.