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Title:'Enough Lip Service!' Hearing Post-Colonial Experience of Gender-Based Violence
Author:Bennett, JaneISNI
Periodical:Agenda: Empowering Women for Gender Equity
Geographic term:Africa
Subjects:gender relations
Cultural Roles
Marital Relations and Nuptiality
Law, Legal Issues, and Human Rights
External link:https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/10130950.2001.9675998
Abstract:African-based feminists and gender activists who concentrate their focus on challenges to gender-based violence may well find themselves at an odd angle to discussions on equity, development initiatives, or conflict. They are 'heard', but barely included as voices essential to planning or implementing any project aimed at stengthening resistance to inequity, pain, deprivation, or powerlessness. The author believes that those somewhat 'deaf' to gender-based violence in African contexts include a wide range of ears - 'feminist', 'State', 'men perpretators', 'her own' - and that such 'deafness' proceeds from different locales and survives embedded in different interests. The author offers some thoughts on the implications of hearing the prevalence of gender-based violence in some African contexts. Bibliogr., notes, ref. [ASC Leiden abstract]