Violence Against Disabled Women in the Global South: Working Locally, Acting Globally
Issues of violence against women are becoming increasingly debated in countries of the global South, particularly as a human rights concern (Spratt 2013). This violence has its roots in gendered social, structural, and cultural marginalization; the feminization of poverty; and the legacies of colonialism seen in armed conflict and post-conflict displacement. These conditions differentially impact on women across multiple fronts including gender-selective abortion and infanticide, rape, domestic violence, honor killing, trafficking, forced prostitution, sexual exploitation, sexual harassment, female genital mutilation, forced marriage, and differential impact of HIV/AIDS (Vlachovd and Biason 2005).
KeywordsViolence Disabled women CEDAW Gendered-disability violence Disability policy Global activism against violence
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