Freedom From Violence:
Women's Strategies from Around the World
Margaret Schuler (editor)
OEF International 1992
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Gender violence is a pervasive and prevalent problem worldwide, touching all aspects of women's lives—from the home to the work place to the street. Although expressions of abuse may vary from culture to culture, gender violence carries a common thread across ethnic, racial and class frontiers: women are vulnerable because they are women.
Freedom from Violence: Women's Strategies From Around the World tells the stories of women organizing to combat gender violence in Sri Lanka, India, Pakistan, Malaysia, Thailand, Sudan, Zimbabwe, Mexico, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile and the United States. From a cross-cultural perspective, Freedom from Violence shares their sources of inspiration and common threads of agreement about what needs to be done to confront the violence in women's lives in all its aspects: physical, social, economic, cultural and legal. Rooted in the vision and work of women across the globe, the book is an inspiration and a resource for anyone engaged in the struggle to end violence against women.