Violence Against Women

Violence Against Women

by Emma Marriott


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This important title examines exploitation and acts of violence against women and girls, from trafficking and murder to sexual and domestic abuse. Readers will study the reasons why women and girls are made the victims of violence on a global scale, and consider the ways that such violence can be combatted. Taken beyond coverage by the media, readers will see and understand the real lives affected by this violence—dispelling the idea that it only happens in certain areas or circumstances. Debate sidebars and critical thinking questions encourage understanding of different perspectives and encourage readers to examine violence against women in their own communities, nations, and the world.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780778725954
Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company
Publication date: 08/15/2016
Series: Behind the News
Pages: 48
Product dimensions: 7.80(w) x 9.80(h) x 0.10(d)
Lexile: 1230L (what's this?)
Age Range: 11 - 14 Years

Table of Contents

A violation of human rights 4

The longer view 6

Who and why? 8

Grooming of young girls 10

How common is grooming? 12

Behind closed doors 14

Missing women in Mexico 16

What is human trafficking? 18

Extreme oppression 20

Shooting of a school girl 22

Should others interfere? 24

Gender violence 26

How does the media act? 28

Weapons of war 30

Mass rape of Congolese women 32

The effects of rape 34

Challenging violence 36

Gang rape in Delhi 38

Who was to blame? 40

Combating rape culture 42

Taking action to end violence 44

Glossary 46

Index 48

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