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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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The Right to Life

The Right to Life

Femicide and Intimate Partner Violence

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(p.137) 6 The Right to Life
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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/9780190901516.003.0006

Chapter 6 concerns denial of women’s right to life . The new frame of “femicide” has dramatically increased attention to gender-based killing in the public and private sphere, and encompasses a spectrum of threats and assaults that culminate in murder. The chapter follows the threats to women’s security through the life cycle, beginning with cases of “gendercide” (sex-selective abortion and infanticide) in India, then moving to honor killings in Turkey and Pakistan. We examine public femicide in Mexico and Central America—with comparison to the disappearance of indigenous women in Canada, as “second-class citizens” in a developed democracy. The chapter continues mapping the panorama of private sphere domestic violence in the semi-liberal gender regimes of China, Russia, Brazil, and the Philippines, along with a range of responses in law, public policy, advocacy, and protest.

Keywords:   human rights, gender violence, femicide, domestic violence, Brazil, Turkey, Mexico, Russia

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