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Authors: David Wingeate Pike (American Graduate School of International Relations and Diplomacy, Paris, France) 
Book Description:
So long as women are considered inferior human beings, crimes against women will not be considered as crimes against humanity. The problem cannot be solved simply by women achieving economic freedom and education, but can only be solved by exposing, and then changing, cultural traditions, customs and religious practices that harm humanity by debasing women. When men are tortured, it is considered a crime. When women are tortured, it is dismissed as a custom, a part of the tradition. Millions of people literally believe in the propriety of throwing live women onto their husband's funeral pyre, or mutilating female genitals, since it is accepted as tradition and has formed part of the culture. This sick mentality of the past must end. This book explores the cultural aspects of injustices against women and the general exploitation by a male-oriented society. (Imprint: Novinka)


This book is a project of the American Graduate School of International Relations and Diplomacy.

Table of Contents:
Foreword
(Taslima Nasrin)

Preface
(David Wingeate Pike)

Introduction: Crime Without Punishment
(David Wingeate Pike)

Part I. Crimes against Women in Concept and Law pp.1-50

The Laws Governing Crimes against Women Constituting Obligatio Erga Omnes pp.3-22
(Farhad Malekian)

The Human Rights Design: A Critique of ‘Universality’ in a Patriarchal World pp.23-34
(Ruchi Anand)

Ethical and Meta-Ethical Approaches to Violence against Women
(Angèle Kremer-Marietti)pp.35-40

The Rome Statute of the International
Criminal Court (2002): The impact of the Coalition of Women’s Groups
(Cenap Cakmak)pp.41-50

Part II. Crimes against Women in Times of Conflict pp.51-116

Rape and Other Sexual Violence against Women and Girls in Armed Conflict: Legal Aspects pp.53-72
(Eileen Servidio-Delabre)

Defining Rape in Conflict-Affected Areas pp.73-78
(Robynn Collins)

Wartime Rape in the Congo pp.79-80
(Stefan Kirchner)

Imperial Japan and its “Comfort Women pp.89-102
(David Wingate Pike)

Women SS-Guards in Concentration Camps in Nazi Germany pp.105-108
(Elissa Mailänder Koslov)

Women in Prisoners’ Brothels in Nazi Germany pp.109-116
(Brigitte Halbmayr)

Part III. Crimes against Women Deriving from Religion, Custom and Traditions pp.117-300

The HIV-Antidote Myth and Infant Rape in South Africa
(Tomoyuki (Tom) Hashimoto)pp.121-128

Rape among the Shona in Zimbabwe
(Tyanai Charamba)pp.131-142

Domestic, Community and State-Sponsored Violence in Nigeria
(J. Shola Omotola and Saheed Aderinto) pp.145-152

Vesico-Vaginal Fistula in Nigeria
(Mairo V. Bello Garko) pp.153-160

Multi-Faceted Violence against Women in Kenya
(Lydiah W. Nganga)pp.163-166

Female Genital Mutilation in Kenya
(Grace B. Nyamongo) pp.167-173

Female Genital Mutilation in Senegal and Somalia
(Tobe Levin)pp.pp.175-182

Patriarchal Dominance and Female Subservience in Ethiopia pp.185-188
(Melissa Krall)

Honour Killings and the Law in Turkey
(Ece Göztepe) pp.191-200

Female Suicide in Afghanistan
(Carol Mann)pp.203-210

An NGO's Long-Term Strategy in Pakistan
(Naeem Sarfraz) pp.213-218

Dowries in India
(Ruchi Anand) pp.221-232

The Dalit Women of India
(Rajeni Chagar)pp.235-240

Acid Attacks in Bangladesh
(Mahera Khaleque) pp.243-250

The Jhumma Women of Bangladesh
(Anonymous) pp.251-256

Trafficking in Women in Russia
(Anonymous) pp.259-264

Abuse of Women in Medieval and Early Modern Spain
(Isabel Pérez Molina)pp.267-272

Forced Marriage as a Foreign Policy Issue in the United Kingdom
(Sir Christopher MacRae)pp.275-280

A Celebrated Lynching in the United States
(Carol Lee Bowers)pp.283-290

Biographical Notes on Contributors pp.291-300

Index pp.301-312

   Series:
      Women's Issues
   Binding: Softcover
   Pub. Date: 2011 4th quarter
   Pages: 312.pp
   ISBN: 978-1-61470-813-1
   Status: AV
  
Status Code Description
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FM Formatting
PP Page Proofs
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EP Editorial Production
PR At Prepress
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