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Author Wimpelmann, Torunn,
Title The pitfalls of protection : gender, violence and power in Afghanistan / Torunn Wimpelmann.
Imprint Oakland, California : University of California Press, [2017]
2017

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Author Wimpelmann, Torunn,
Subject Women -- Afghanistan -- Social conditions -- 21st century.
Women's rights -- Afghanistan -- 21st century.
Women -- Violence against -- Afghanistan -- 21st century.
Sex crimes -- Afghanistan -- 21st century.
Afghanistan -- Politics and government -- 21st century.
Description 1 online resource
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction : the politics of violence against women -- Part I. Legal regimes. Intrusions, invasions and interventions : histories of gender, justice and governance in Afghanistan. "Good women have no need for this law" : the battles over the Law on Elimination of Violence Against Women (EVAW). -- Part II. New protection mechanisms. Brokers of justice : the special prosecution unit for crimes of violence against women in Kabul. With a little help from the war on terror : the women's shelters -- Part III. Individual cases. Runaway women. Upholding citizen honor? : Rape in the courts and beyond -- Conclusions : protection at a price?.
Summary "Since the 2001 overthrow of the Taliban government in Afghanistan, violence against women has emerged as the single most important issue for Afghan gender politics. The Politics of Protection, based on research conducted in Afghanistan between 2009 and 2015, locates the struggles over gender violence in local and global power configurations. The author finds that aid flows and geopolitics have served as both opportunities and obstacles to feminist politics in Afghanistan. Showing why Afghan activists often chose to use the leverage of Western powers instead of entering into either protracted negotiations with powerful national actors or broad political mobilization, the book examines both the achievements and the limits of this strategy."--Provided by publisher.
Note Description based on print version record and CIP data provided by publisher.
English.
ISBN 9780520966390 ()
0520966392
9780520293199 (pbk. : alk. paper)
0520293193
9780520293182
0520293185
ISBN/ISSN 10.1525/luminos.32
OCLC # 970604464
Additional Format Print version: Wimpelmann, Torunn, author. Pitfalls of protection Oakland, California : University of California Press, [2017] 9780520293199 (DLC) 2017001096



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