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The Struggle for Freedom from FearContesting Violence against Women at the Frontiers of Globalization$
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Alison Brysk

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9780190901516

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2018

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780190901516.001.0001

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Mobilization: Standing Up for Women’s Security

Mobilization: Standing Up for Women’s Security

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(p.80) 4 Mobilization: Standing Up for Women’s Security
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The Struggle for Freedom from Fear
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Alison Brysk

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190901516.003.0004

Social mobilization has been the catalyst, guarantor, and pathway for fulfillment of human rights worldwide. Social movements represent marginalized populations, raise consciousness of new issues, establish or bridge compelling frames for social problems, foster transnational networks, translate international norms into locally appropriate vocabularies, advocate, occupy public and forbidden space, mobilize culture change, and persuade decision makers, elites, and mass publics. This chapter treats the complementary pathways of mobilization to contest violence against women: voice, advocacy, transnationalism, vernacularization, and information politics. We will see voice against femicide in Pakistan and Brazil, alongside public protest and lobbying for reform over all types of gender violence in the Philippines, Algeria, and Argentina. Transnational mobilization strategies in Mexico and Nigeria contrast with vernacular translation of international norms by grassroots movements in India. Meanwhile, online campaigns create new repertoires and vocabularies to protest harassment, rape, and honor cultures in Pakistan, Egypt, India, and Brazil.

Keywords:   human rights, gender violence, protest, transnational movements, advocacy, symbolic politics, vernacularization

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