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Table of Contents Acknowledgements Preface Quotes Section I: Understanding the Context of Violence against Women 1. Perspectives on violence against women: Historical, methodological and theoretical a. Historical perspectives i. Foot binding ii. Magdalen's Laundries or Asylums iii. "Comfort Women" b. Current perspectives i. Defining violence against women ii. Violence against women in context iii.Methodological perspectives c. Theoretical perspectives 2. The sociopolitical conditions that predispose women to violence a. Micro-level i. Political instability ii. Refugee status iii. Immigration status iv. Regional conflicts b. Macro level i. Education ii. Religion iii. Cultural values iv. Policies Section II: Violent Practices 3. Femicide a. Scope of the problem i. Types of femicide ii. Selected examples iii. Attempts to decrease female infanticide and feticide b. Success Stories 4. Female Genital Cutting: Clitoridectomy, female circumcision, female genital mutilation, or rite of passage a. Scope of the problem i. Reasons for FGC ii. Religious and Political justifications iii. Common Techniques iv. FGC in Western Countries v. FGC as justification for political asylum b. Success Stories/Promising Practices 5. Sexual Violence a. Scope of the problem b. Types of sexual violence i. Rape as a means of power and control ii. Marital rape iii. Gang rape iv. Child rape and assault v. Rape during war vi. Rape of political prisoners vii. Rape of refugees viii. Rape of lesbians (Homophobia) c. Success stories/promising practices 6. Sexual slavery a. Scope of the problem i. Trokosi ii. Devadasi iii. Other forms of sexual slavery b. Success stories/Promising Practices 7. Trafficking a. Scope of the problem i. Forms of trafficking ii. Recruitment of women iii. Conditions that support trafficking b. Success stories/Promising Practices 8. Intimate partner violence a. Scope of the problem i. Cultural Contexts of violence ii. Acid Attacks iii. Bride burning/Dowry death iv. Sati v. Other intimate partner murder vi. Lack of service provision b. Success stories/Promising Practices 9. Honor Killing a. Scope of the problem i. Law ii. Islam iii. Migration b. Success stories/Promising Practices SECTION III: CONSEQUENCES AND POSSIBILITIES 10. THE IMPACT OF VIOLENCE ON WOMEN a. Social Impact b. Physical Impact c. Mental Health Impact d. Emotional Impact 11. Working toward a world without violence against women Bibliography
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Women -- Violence against.