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‘It’s Breaking Quite Big Social Taboos’ Violence Against Women and Girls and Self-Defense Training in Nepal

Standing, KE and Parker, SL and Bista, S (2017) ‘It’s Breaking Quite Big Social Taboos’ Violence Against Women and Girls and Self-Defense Training in Nepal. Women's Studies International Forum, 64. pp. 51-58. ISSN 0277-5395

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Abstract

Given the increased vulnerability to, and rise in reports of, sexual violence in post-disaster situations this article seeks to explore the role of self-defense programmes as a response to addressing violence against women and girls. It draws on the authors’ experience of post-earthquake Nepal in 2015. We argue that self-defense training can play a crucial role in challenging normative gender roles, raising confidence and self-esteem in girls and women during and post disaster, and call for further research to take place at the local level to explore this important issue further.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: 1699 Other Studies In Human Society, 1801 Law, 2002 Cultural Studies
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
Divisions: Humanities and Social Science
Publisher: Elsevier
Date Deposited: 10 Nov 2017 10:58
Last Modified: 10 Nov 2017 10:58
DOI or Identification number: 10.1016/j.wsif.2017.09.006
URI: http://researchonline.ljmu.ac.uk/id/eprint/7512

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