Against Violence against Women: The Case for Gender as a by Rona M. Fields (auth.) PDF

By Rona M. Fields (auth.)

Responding to the certain destruction of girls, Fields argues for constructing Gender as a secure category lower than the Genocide conference. instances are explored, traditionally, anthropologically, psychologically and sociologically, from the author's box examine, in addition to makes a speciality of morbidity, mortality and demographic documentation data.

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The French and British divided up their pieces of the Middle East into republics by the former and kingdoms by the latter. That is, all except the Holy Land, because the all-but-defunct League of Nations had made it a British mandate adopting the ancient Roman name of Palestine. This is where our story about the Bedouin of the Negev really begins. The Bedouin have been described as historically independent and homogenous (Chatty 1986). Their independent, indigenous way of life became problematic after the birth of the modern state of Israel in 1948, but roughly 11,000 remained in the new state (Swirski and Hasson 2006; Pessate-Schubert 2003).

Experience postpartum hemorrhage. Require an episiotomy. 36 ● ● ● Against Violence against Women Have an extended hospital stay. Give birth to a child requiring resuscitation. To put an end to this harmful practice, UNICEF will spearhead a coordinated effort in 2007 to slash FGM/C in 16 African countries by 2015—the target year for achieving the Millennium Development Goals. Beyond the 2015 goal, the campaign will aim to eliminate the practice altogether within a generation. UNICEF’s partners in this campaign include other UN agencies, international financial institutions, civil society, academia, the private sector and donor governments.

Aisha Liaidi, Algerian writer and activist, had long been told that this practice was part of Islam. She studied Qur’an and the commentaries. She learned everything she could about Sharia, but nowhere could she find any requirement for female children to be circumcised. So for many years she traveled all over Algeria and debated with Imams and Islamic religious scholars about this practice. Those who returned to their books to study the issue recognized the truth of Aisha’s argument. In fact, this was an ancient pre-Islamic practice that was incorporated into Islam despite Mohamed’s avowed intention to make the lives of women better through his teachings.

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