Chapter

From Domestic Violence to War Crimes

Jacqui True

in The Political Economy of Violence against Women

Published in print August 2012 | ISBN: 9780199755929
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199979516 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199755929.003.0001

Series: Oxford Studies in Gender and International Relations

From Domestic Violence to War Crimes

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Chapter 1 introduces the reader to the problem of violence against women identified by women's movements, states, and international organizations. It explores prevailing definitions of violence against women, including the increasingly common term gender-based violence, and introduces the political economy approach of this book, which seeks to understand the broader context of violence and insecurity experienced by many women. The chapter also reviews the available assessments and data on the prevalence of violence against women and the many methodological and political challenges with measuring this violence globally.

Keywords: political economy; gender-based violence; states; women's movements; international organizations

Chapter.  5659 words. 

Subjects: International Relations

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