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Authors: Luisa Blanchfield, Rhoda Margesson, Clare Ribando Seelke, et. al. 
Book Description:
In recent years, the international community has increasingly recognized international violence against women (VAW) as a significant human rights and global health issue. VAW, which can include both random acts of violence as well as sustained abuse over time, can be physical, psychological, or sexual in nature. Studies have found that VAW occurs in all geographic regions, countries, cultures, and economic classes, with some surveys showing that women in developing countries experience higher rates of violence than those in developed countries. Many experts view VAW as a symptom of the historically unequal power relationship between men and women, and argue that over time this imbalance has led to pervasive cultural stereotypes and attitudes that perpetuate a cycle of violence. U.S. policymakers have generally focused on specific types or circumstances of violence rather than VAW as a stand-alone issue. Congress has authorized and appropriated funds for international programs that address VAW, including human trafficking and female genital cutting. Past and current Administrations have also supported efforts to reduce international levels of VAW though many of these activities are implemented as components of broader international development initiatives. This book addresses causes, prevalence, and consequences of violence against women. It provides examples of U.S. activities that address VAW directly or include anti-VAW components. It also outlines possible policy considerations for the 110th Congress, including the scope and effectiveness of current U.S. programs; further integrating anti-VAW programs into U.S. assistance and foreign policy mechanisms; strengthening U.S. government coordination of international anti-VAW activities; and collaborating with international organizations such as the United Nations on anti- VAW efforts.

Table of Contents:
Preface

Introduction

Defining Violence Against Women

Scope and Context

Social and Health Consequences

Prevalence and Circumstances

Types of Violence

Harmful Traditional Practices

Administration Efforts

Interagency Activities

Key Issues and Related U.S. Activities

Global Health

Related U.S. Activities

Humanitarian Assistance and Refugees

Related U.S. Activities

Foreign Military Training

Related U.S. Activities

Trafficking in Women and Girls

Related U.S. Activities

Legal and Political Rights

Related U.S. Activities

Selected United Nations and Other International Efforts

U.N. Conferences, Agreements, and Resolutions

United Nations and U.N. System Activities

Other International Efforts

Policy Issues for Congress

Scope, Effectiveness, and Funding of Current U.S. Programs

Integration into Foreign Assistance Programs and Additional Funding

Coordination Among U.S. Agencies and Departments

Collaboration with International Organizations

Possible Program Implementation Challenges

Infrastructure and Priorities

Most Effective Approaches?

Program Evaluation

Lack of Comparable Data

Current and Emerging Issues

The Role of Men and Boys

Links to HIV/AIDS

Discrimination and Violence

Possible Economic Impacts

Appendix A. Additional Resources

Appendix B. Selected U.S. Agencies and Offices/Bureaus that Address
Global Violence Against Women

Appendix C. Selected U.N. System Efforts

Appendix D. Selected Legislation in the 110th Congress

List of Tables

Index

   Binding: ebook
   Pub. Date: 2009
   ISBN: 978-1-60741-903-7
   Status: AV
  
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