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Monica McWilliams

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Chapter 5: Violence against Women in Societies under Stress

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Violence against Women in Societies under Stress
Violence against women in societies under stress
MonicaMcWilliams

When the United Nations Conference on Women met in Beijing in September 1995, the issue of violence against women formed a key part of the discussions. The growing importance and recognition of violence as an issue at the international level were the result of almost two decades of organizing by women's groups in various parts of the world. As a result of these campaigns and discussions, the knowledge on the various forms of abuse to which women have been subjected has steadily increased. Despite this increase, there are still relatively few documented studies on violence against women in societies under stress. Most studies point to the universality of this violence, but they ...

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