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Broken bodies, broken dreams : violence against women exposed

Author: Jeanne Ward; Jackie Kirk; Lisa Ernst
Publisher: [Nairobi] : OCHA/IRIN, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : CD for computer : Document   Computer File : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Violence against women is a pandemic, one that transcends the bounds of geography, race, culture, class and religion. It touches virtually every community, in virtually every corner of the globe. Too often sanctified by custom and reinforced by institutions, it thrives on widespread impunity for perpetrators in what remains a patriarchal world that is reluctant to grant women equal rights and protection from  Read more...
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Ward, Jeanne.
Broken bodies, broken dreams.
[Nairobi] : OCHA/IRIN, ©2005
(OCoLC)654271240
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Computer File, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jeanne Ward; Jackie Kirk; Lisa Ernst
ISBN: 9966710809 9789966710802
OCLC Number: 123357434
Notes: "A United Nations OCHA/IRIN publication."
Description: 250 pages : illustrations ; 23 x 26 cm
Contents: Son preference --
Sexual abuse of children --
Child prostitution and pornography --
Female genital mutilation --
Child marriage --
Violence against girls in schools --
Sex trafficking of women and girls --
Dowry crimes and bride-proce abuse --
Intimate-partner violence --
Crimes of "honour" --
Sexual assault and harassment --
Abuse of older women --
Sexual violence in times of war --
Perpetrators --
Turning the tide --
Endnotes.
Responsibility: [lead writer, Jeanne Ward ; associate writers, Jackie Kirk [and others] ; editor, Lisa Ernst].
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